Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 18, 2014

    Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



    On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$35.25
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
4 Remote Warehouse Mathematics- History

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Plato's Problem: An Introduction to Mathematical Platonism

by

Plato's Problem: An Introduction to Mathematical Platonism Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

What is mathematics about? And if it is about some sort of mathematical reality, how can we have access to it? This is the problem raised by Plato, which still today is the subject of lively philosophical disputes. This book traces the history of the problem, from its origins to its contemporary treatment. It discusses the answers given by Aristotle, Proclus and Kant, through Frege's and Russell's versions of logicism, Hilbert's formalism, Gödel's platonism, up to the the current debate on Benacerraf's dilemma and the indispensability argument. Through the considerations of themes in the philosophy of language, ontology, and the philosophy of science, the book aims at offering an historically-informed introduction to the philosophy of mathematics, approached through the lenses of its most fundamental problem.

About the Author

MARCO PANZA is research Professor at the CNRS. He is the author and editor of several books and papers in the domains of history and philosophy of mathematics. Including Analysis and sinthesis in Mathematics (ed., with M. Otte), 1997; Isaac Newton, 2003; Newton et l'origine de l'analyse, 1664-1666, 2005; Nombres. Eléments de mathématiques pour philosophes, 2007.

ANDREA SERENI is Lecturer at San Raffaele University, Milan. He has been a visiting scholar at Arché Centre at the University of St. Andrews. He has taught courses at the Universities of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Parma, and Bologna. His teaching, research and publications cover philosophy of mathematics, epistemology, and philosophy of language.

Table of Contents

Preface

Terminological Conventions

Introduction

The Origins

From Frege to Gödel (through Hilbert)

Benacerraf's Arguments

Non-conservative Responses to Benacerraf's Dilemma

Conservative Responses to Benacerraf's Dilemma

The Indispensability Argument: Structure and Basic Notions

The Indispensability Argument: The Debate

Conclusion

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230365490
Author:
Panza, Marco
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Sereni, Andrea
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
History -- Philosophy.
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
Logic
Subject:
Mathematics -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.43 in

Related Subjects

Humanities » Philosophy » General
Humanities » Philosophy » Logic
Humanities » Philosophy » Surveys
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » History
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » Logic and Philosophy

Plato's Problem: An Introduction to Mathematical Platonism New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$35.25 In Stock
Product details 324 pages Palgrave MacMillan - English 9780230365490 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.