The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic
Edited by Stewart Shapiro
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Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic by Stewart Shapiro
Book DescriptionMathematics and logic have been central topics of concern since the dawn of philosophy. Since logic is the study of correct reasoning, it is a fundamental branch of epistemology and a priority in any philosophical system. Philosophers have focused on mathematics as a case study for general philosophical issues and for its role in overall knowledge- gathering. Today, philosophy of mathematics and logic remain central disciplines in contemporary philosophy, as evidenced by the regular appearance of articles on these topics in the best mainstream philosophical journals; in fact, the last decade has seen an explosion of scholarly work in these areas. This volume covers these disciplines in a comprehensive and accessible manner, giving the reader an overview of the major problems, positions, and battle lines. The 26 contributed chapters are by established experts in the field, and their articles contain both exposition and criticism as well as substantial development of their own positions. The essays, which are substantially self-contained, serve both to introduce the reader to the subject and to engage in it at its frontiers. Certain major positions are represented by two chapters-one supportive and one critical. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Math and Logic is a ground-breaking reference like no other in its field. It is a central resource to those wishing to learn about the philosophy of mathematics and the philosophy of logic, or some aspect thereof, and to those who actively engage in the discipline, from advanced undergraduates to professional philosophers, mathematicians, and historians.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195325928
(247mm x 173mm x 47mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stewart Shapiro
Varieties of Logic, Hardback (September 2014)
Logical pluralism is the view that different logics are equally appropriate, or equally correct. Logical relativism is a pluralism according to which validity and logical consequence are relative to something. Stewart Shapiro explores various such views. He argues that the question of meaning shift is itself context-sensitive and interest-relative.
Vagueness in Context, Paperback (March 2008)
Stewart Shapiro develops an account of the meaning, function, and logic of vague terms in an idealized version of a natural language. The key feature is that extensions of vague terms vary in the course of conversations and, in some cases, a speaker can go either way without sinning against the meaning of the words or the non-linguistic facts.
Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic, Hardback (March 2005)
Covers the state of the art in the philosophy of maths and logic, giving the reader an overview of the major problems, positions, and battle lines. The chapters in this book contain both exposition and criticism as well as substantial development of their own positions. It also includes a bibliography.
Thinking About Mathematics, Paperback (July 2000)» View all books by Stewart Shapiro
'Thinking about Mathematics' covers the range of philosophical issues and positions concerning mathematics. The text describes the questions about mathematics that motivated philosophers throughout history and covers historical figures such as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Mill.
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Author Biography - Stewart Shapiro
Stewart Shapiro is O'Donnell Professor of Philosophy at The Ohio State University and Professorial Fellow at the Arche Centre, University of St. Andrews.
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