Philosophy of Mathematics: Selected Readings (Paperback)
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Short Description for Philosophy of Mathematics Seminal articles in the philosophy of mathematics by Russell, Quine, Godel and other major thinkers.
- Published: 01 June 1984
- Format: Paperback 612 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521296489 ISBN 10: 052129648X
- Sales rank: 260,003
Full description for Philosophy of Mathematics
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 Godel. 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 Godel 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.