Plato's Problem

An Introduction to Mathematical Platonism
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ISBN-13:
9781137298133
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
306
Autor:
M. Panza
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
eBook
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

What is mathematics about? And how can we have access to the reality it is supposed to describe? The book tells the story of this problem, first raised by Plato, through the views of Aristotle, Proclus, Kant, Frege, Gödel, Benacerraf, up to the most recent debate on mathematical platonism.
Preface Terminological Conventions Introduction The Origins From Frege to Gödel (through Hilbert) Benacerraf's Arguments Non-conservative Responses to Benacerraf's Dilemma Conservative Responses to Benacerraf's Dilemma The Indispensability Argument: Structure and Basic Notions The Indispensability Argument: The Debate Conclusion Notes References Index
What is mathematics about? And how can we have access to the reality it is supposed to describe? The book tells the story of this problem, first raised by Plato, through the views of Aristotle, Proclus, Kant, Frege, Gödel, Benacerraf, up to the most recent debate on mathematical platonism.

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