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Why is there philosophy of mathematics at all?

Author: Ian Hacking
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hacking explores how mathematics became possible for the human race, and how it ensured our status as the dominant species.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Hacking
ISBN: 1107050170 9781107050174 1107658152 9781107658158
OCLC Number: 857646038
Description: xv, 290 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Cartesian introduction --
What makes mathematics mathematics? --
Why is there philosophy of mathematics --
Proofs --
Applications --
In Plato's name --
Counter-platonisms.
Responsibility: Ian Hacking.

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'Hacking does not restrict himself to the foundations of mathematics, but dares to cover both the breadth and the depth of mathematical philosophy.' Literary Review of Canada '... readable, presented Read more...

 
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