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Philosophy of Mathematics in the Twentieth Century

Selected Essays

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$63.50 • £50.95 • €57.00

ISBN 9780674728066

Publication Date: 03/17/2014


368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Some Mathematicians as Philosophers
    • 1. The Kantian Legacy in Twentieth-Century Foundations of Mathematics
    • 2. Realism and the Debate on Impredicativity, 1917–1944
      • Postscript to Essay 2
    • 3. Paul Bernays’ Later Philosophy of Mathematics
    • 4. Kurt Gödel
    • 5. Gödel’s “Russell’s Mathematical Logic”
      • Postscript to Essay 5
    • 6. Quine and Gödel on Analyticity
      • Postscript to Essay 6
    • 7. Platonism and Mathematical Intuition in Kurt Gödel’s Thought
      • Postscript to Essay 7
  • Part II: Contemporaries
    • 8. Quine’s Nominalism
    • 9. Genetic Explanation in The Roots of Reference
    • 10. Hao Wang as Philosopher and Interpreter of Gödel
    • 11. Putnam on Existence and Ontology
    • 12. William Tait’s Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Bibliography
  • Copyright Acknowledgments
  • Index

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