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The Quine-Putnam indispensability argument in the philosophy of mathematics urges us to place mathematical entities on the same ontological footing as other theoretical entities essential to our best scientific theories. Recently, the argument has come under serious scrutiny, with many influential philosophers unconvinced of its cogency. This book not only outlines the indispensability argument in considerable detail but also defends it against various challenges.

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The Quine-Putnam indispensability argument in the philosophy of mathematics urges us to place mathematical entities on the same ontological footing as other theoretical entities. This book outlines the argument in detail, defending it against various challenges.

Synopsis:

The Quine-Putnam indispensability argument in the philosophy of mathematics urges us to place mathematical entities on the same ontological footing as other theoretical entities essential to our best scientific theories. Recently, the argument has come under serious scruitiny, with many influential philosophers unconvinced of its cogency.

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ISBN:
9780195166613
Author:
Colyvan, Mark
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Mark
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Logic
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / Logic
Subject:
Philosophy | Logic and Mathematics
Subject:
Philosophy | Logic & Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics-Logic and Philosophy
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
1 x 1 x 1 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The Quine-Putnam indispensability argument in the philosophy of mathematics urges us to place mathematical entities on the same ontological footing as other theoretical entities. This book outlines the argument in detail, defending it against various challenges.
"Synopsis" by , The Quine-Putnam indispensability argument in the philosophy of mathematics urges us to place mathematical entities on the same ontological footing as other theoretical entities essential to our best scientific theories. Recently, the argument has come under serious scruitiny, with many influential philosophers unconvinced of its cogency.
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