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Nature of Mathematical Knowledge - 85 edition

Nature of Mathematical Knowledge (ISBN10: 0195035410; ISBN13: 9780195035414)
ISBN13: 978-0195035414
ISBN10: 0195035410

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0195031492
ISBN10: 0195031490

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 standar
ds of proof are modified.
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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.
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Edition/Copyright: 85
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year Published: 1985
International: No

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