The Philosophy of Mathematics: The Invisible Art (Studies in the History of Philosophy S. v. 43)

The Philosophy of Mathematics: The Invisible Art (Studies in the History of Philosophy S. v. 43)

By: W. S. Anglin (author)Hardback

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This text is organized around the distinction between finite and infinite. It includes a brief overview of what different philosophers have said about infinity, and looks at some of the arguments to the effect that one should adopt a pro-infinity attitude. Other chapters contain an exposition of the ontological "schools"; interactions among these schools and various theories of truth; the relationship between mathematics and values; a history of mathematics; an analysis of mathematical knowledge; the role of mathematics in eduction; the implications of religion for the philosophy of mathematics; and referenc eto mathematical objects. This text is essentially a non-technical overview of the central issues in the philosophy of maths.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773487062
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 260
  • ID: 9780773487062
  • ISBN10: 0773487069

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