John Burgess is the author of a rich and creative body of work which seeks to defend classical logic and mathematics through counter-criticism of their nominalist, intuitionist, relevantist, and other critics. This selection of his essays, which spans twenty-five years, addresses key topics including nominalism, neo-logicism, intuitionism, modal logic, analyticity, and translation. An introduction sets the essays in context and offers a retrospective appraisal of their aims. The volume will be of interest to a wide range of readers across philosophy of mathematics, logic, and philosophy of language.
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Author Biography - John P. Burgess
John P. Burgess is Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Princeton University. He is co-author of A Subject With No Object with Gideon Rosen (1997) and Computability and Logic, 4th Edition with George S. Boolos and Richard C. Jeffrey (2002).