Philosophy of Mathematics : Selected Readings / Edited by Paul Benacerraf, Hilary Putnam.

Edition
  • 2nd ed.
Published
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 1984
Physical description
1 online resource (612 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
ISBN
  • 9781139171519 (ebook)
  • 9780521227964 (hardback)
  • 9780521296489 (paperback)
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  • Access for current City University students and staff only.
Notes
  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 14 Sep 2015).
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Language
  • English
  • The twentieth century has witnessed an unprecedented 'crisis in the foundations of mathematics', featuring a world-famous paradox (Russell's Paradox), a challenge to 'classical' mathematics from a world-famous mathematician (the 'mathematical intuitionism' of Brouwer), a new foundational school (Hilbert's Formalism), and the profound incompleteness results of Kurt Gödel. In the same period, the cross-fertilization of mathematics and philosophy resulted in a new sort of 'mathematical philosophy', associated most notably (but in different ways) with Bertrand Russell, W. V. Quine, and Gödel himself, and which remains at the focus of Anglo-Saxon philosophical discussion. The present collection brings together in a convenient form the seminal articles in the philosophy of mathematics by these and other major thinkers. It is a substantially revised version of the edition first published in 1964 and includes a revised bibliography. The volume will be welcomed as a major work of reference at this level in the field.

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