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Nature of Mathematical Knowledge

Nature of Mathematical Knowledge - 85 edition

Nature of Mathematical Knowledge - 85 edition

ISBN13: 9780195035414

ISBN10: 0195035410

Nature of Mathematical Knowledge by Philip Kitcher - ISBN 9780195035414
Edition: 85
Copyright: 1985
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1985
International: No
Nature of Mathematical Knowledge by Philip Kitcher - ISBN 9780195035414

ISBN13: 9780195035414

ISBN10: 0195035410

Edition: 85

Summary

This book argues against the view that mathematical knowledge is a priori, contending that mathematics is an empirical science and develops historically, just as natural sciences do. Kitcher presents a complete, systematic, and richly detailed account of the nature of mathematical knowledge and its historical development, focusing on such neglected issues as how and why mathematical language changes, why certain questions assume overriding importance, and how standards of proof are modified.

Author Bio

Kitcher, Philip : Columbia University in the City of New York

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