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Realism in Mathematics
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Realism in Mathematics (Paperback)

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When engaged in mathematics, most people tend to think of themselves as scientists investigating the features of real mathematical things, and the wildly successful application of mathematics in the physical sciences reinforces this picture of mathematics as an objective study. For philosophers, however, this realism about mathematics raises serious questions: What are mathematical things? Where are they? How do we know about them? Penelope Maddy delineates and

defends a novel version of mathematical realism that answers the traditional questions and refocuses philosophical attention on the pressing foundational issues of contemporary mathematics.

Science & MathematicsMathematicsPhilosophy of mathematicsScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPhilosophy of science Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 03/09/1992 ISBN-13: 9780198240358  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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