An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Mathematics by Mark Colyvan

Full Title: An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Mathematics
Author/Editor(s): Mark Colyvan
ISBN: 0521826020, 9780521826020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published Place: Cambridge
Published/Copyright Year: 2012
Language: English
LCCN: 2012007499
Categories:
Mathematics > Philosophy
SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects > Bisacsh

Content:
Machine generated contents note: 1. Mathematics and its philosophy; 2. The limits of mathematics; 3. Plato's heaven; 4. Fiction, metaphor, and partial truths; 5. Mathematical explanation; 6. The applicability of mathematics; 7. Who's afraid of inconsistent mathematics; 8. A rose by any other name; 9. Epilogue: desert island theorems.
"This introduction to the philosophy of mathematics focuses on contemporary debates in an important and central area of philosophy. The reader is taken on a fascinating and entertaining journey through some intriguing mathematical and philosophical territory, including such topics as the realism/anti-realism debate in mathematics, mathematical explanation, the limits of mathematics, the significance of mathematical notation, inconsistent mathematics and the applications of mathematics. Each chapter has a number of discussion questions and recommended further reading from both the contemporary literature and older sources. Very little mathematical background is assumed and all of the mathematics encountered is clearly introduced and explained using a wide variety of examples. The book is suitable for an undergraduate course in philosophy of mathematics and, more widely, for anyone interested in philosophy and mathematics"

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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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ISBNPlus ID: LOC.V40.256758-1-3419350
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: QA8.4 .C654 2012
Dewey Decimal: 510.1
Released Date: 20120313

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APA Style:
Colyvan, M. (2012). An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Mathematics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Colyvan, Mark. An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Mathematics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Print.

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Colyvan, Mark. An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Mathematics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.