Lectures on the Philosophy of Mathematics

Lectures on the Philosophy of Mathematics

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Publisher's Synopsis

In this book, Joel David Hamkins offers an introduction to the philosophy of mathematics that is grounded in mathematics and motivated by mathematical inquiry and practice. He treats philosophical issues as they arise organically in mathematics, discussing such topics as platonism, realism, logicism, structuralism, formalism, infinity, and intuitionism in mathematical contexts. He organizes the book by mathematical themes-numbers, rigor, geometry, proof, computability, incompleteness, and set theory-that give rise again and again to philosophical considerations.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262542234
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 510.1
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xviii, 329
Weight: 664g
Height: 178mm
Width: 229mm
Spine width: 23mm