New PDF release: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics (Cambridge

By Mark Colyvan

ISBN-10: 0521533414

ISBN-13: 9780521533416

ISBN-10: 0521826020

ISBN-13: 9780521826020

This advent to the philosophy of arithmetic specializes in modern debates in a huge and critical sector of philosophy. The reader is taken on a desirable and wonderful trip via a few exciting mathematical and philosophical territory, together with such subject matters because the realism/anti-realism debate in arithmetic, mathematical rationalization, the bounds of arithmetic, the importance of mathematical notation, inconsistent arithmetic and the functions of arithmetic. each one bankruptcy has a couple of dialogue questions and urged extra studying from either the modern literature and older resources. little or no mathematical historical past is thought and all the arithmetic encountered is obviously brought and defined utilizing a large choice of examples. The booklet is appropriate for an undergraduate direction in philosophy of arithmetic and, extra commonly, for an individual drawn to philosophy and mathematics.

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