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Mathematical Knowledge
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Mathematical Knowledge

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Mathematical Knowledge by Mary Leng

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What is the nature of mathematical knowledge? Is it anything like scientific knowledge or is it sui generis? How do we acquire it? Should we believe what mathematicians themselves tell us about it? Are mathematical concepts innate or acquired? Eight new essays offer answers to these and many other questions. Written by some of the world's leading philosophers of mathematics, psychologists, and mathematicians, Mathematical Knowledge gives a lively sense of the current state of debate in this fascinating field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199228249
ISBN-10: 0199228248
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 162mm x 17mm)
Pages: 236
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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