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Realism in Mathematics (Clarendon Paperbacks), Penelope Maddy
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Author:    Penelope Maddy

Title:   Realism in Mathematics (Clarendon Paperbacks)

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   Used - Good

Publisher:    Oxford University Press October 1992

ISBN Number:    019824035X / 9780198240358

Seller ID:   126222

Rubbing to both covers, binding firm, frequent underlining and highlighting in the text.

An Eighth Day View:

Mathematicians 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? Offering a scrupulously fair treatment of both mathematical and philosophical concerns, Penelope Maddy here delineates and defends a novel version of mathematical realism. She answers the traditional questions and poses a challenging new one, refocusing philosophical attention on the pressing foundational issues of contemporary mathematics.

Price = 14.00 USD

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