Philosophy of Mathematics by Paul Benacerraf
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Philosophy of Mathematics
By Paul Benacerraf

Philosophy of Mathematics

Selected Readings 2nd Revised edition

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Philosophy of Mathematics by Paul Benacerraf

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The twentieth century has witnessed an unprecedented 'crisis in the foundations of mathematics', featuring a world-famous paradox (Russell's Paradox), a challenge to 'classical' mathematics from a world-famous mathematician (the 'mathematical intuitionism' of Brouwer), a new foundational school (Hilbert's Formalism), and the profound incompleteness results of Kurt Godel. In the same period, the cross-fertilization of mathematics and philosophy resulted in a new sort of 'mathematical philosophy', associated most notably (but in different ways) with Bertrand Russell, W. V. Quine, and Godel himself, and which remains at the focus of Anglo-Saxon philosophical discussion. The present collection brings together in a convenient form the seminal articles in the philosophy of mathematics by these and other major thinkers. It is a substantially revised version of the edition first published in 1964 and includes a revised bibliography. The volume will be welcomed as a major work of reference at this level in the field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521296489
ISBN-10: 052129648X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Pages: 612
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Jan-1984
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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