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Mathematical knowledge [electronic resource] / edited by Mary Leng, Alexander Paseau and Michael Potter.

Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (199 p.)
Subjects:
Mathematics -- Philosophy -- Congresses.
Philosophy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
What is the nature of mathematical knowledge? Is it anything like scientific knowledge or is it sui generis? How do we acquire it? Should we believe what mathematicians themselves tell us about it? Are mathematical concepts innate or acquired? Eight new essays offer answers to these and many other questions. - ;What is the nature of mathematical knowledge? Is it anything like scientific knowledge or is it sui generis? How do we acquire it? Should we believe what mathematicians themselves tell us about it? Are mathematical concepts innate or acquired? Eight new essays offer answers to these and
Contents:
Preface; List of contributors; Contents; Contents; Introduction; What is the problem of mathematical knowledge?; Mathematics, Memory, and Mental Arithmetic; Is there a problem of induction for mathematics?; The cognitive basis of mathematical knowledge; What's there to know?; Mathematical recreation versus mathematical knowledge; Scientific Platonism; On quantifying into predicate position; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
"Stems from a conference on Mathematical Knowledge, held in Cambridge from 30 June to 2 July 2004"--Pref.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-183) and index.
Contributor:
Leng, Mary.
Paseau, Alexander.
Potter, Michael D.
ISBN:
1-281-15014-2
9786611150143
0-19-152789-0
OCLC:
225126082
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