Towards a Philosophy of Real Mathematics by David Corfield
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Towards a Philosophy of Real Mathematics
By David Corfield

Towards a Philosophy of Real Mathematics

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Towards a Philosophy of Real Mathematics by David Corfield

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In this ambitious study, David Corfield attacks the widely held view that it is the nature of mathematical knowledge which has shaped the way in which mathematics is treated philosophically and claims that contingent factors have brought us to the present thematically limited discipline. Illustrating his discussion with a wealth of examples, he sets out a variety of approaches to new thinking about the philosophy of mathematics, ranging from an exploration of whether computers producing mathematical proofs or conjectures are doing real mathematics, to the use of analogy, the prospects for a Bayesian confirmation theory, the notion of a mathematical research programme and the ways in which new concepts are justified. His inspiring book challenges both philosophers and mathematicians to develop the broadest and richest philosophical resources for work in their disciplines and points clearly to the ways in which this can be done.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521817226
ISBN-10: 0521817226
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Corfield

David Corfield holds a Junior Lectureship in Philosophy of Science at the University of Oxford.

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