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.... way, picturing the logician or mathematician as a zoologist embarked on an expedition to new, hitherto unseen lands, analogous to an empirical scientist. ... along, as a pure conventionalist would suppose, 36 but in the sense of engaging in the ac- tivities of fashioning proofs, diagrams, ... For two useful papers on the role of the concept of truth in this tradition, see Ricketts (1996a) and Diamond ( 2002).

Title | : | The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic |

Author | : | Stewart Shapiro |

Publisher | : | OUP USA - 2005-02-10 |

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