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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics

Mark Colyvan, University of Sydney
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Language
English
Series
Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy
ISBN
9780521533416 (pbk.), 0521533414 (pbk.), 9780521826020 (hbk.), 0521826020 (hbk.)
Contents
  • Mathematics and its philosophy
  • The limits of mathematics
  • Plato's heaven
  • Fiction, metaphor, and partial truths
  • Mathematical explanation
  • The applicability of mathematics
  • Who's afraid of inconsistent mathematics?
  • A rose by any other name
  • Epilogue: Desert island theorems.
Description
ix, 188 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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