The Indispensability of Mathematics
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The Indispensability of Mathematics

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 147.3 x 223.5 x 15.2mm | 113.4g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195166612
  • 9780195166613
  • 774,821

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Overall, the book presents a clear picture of the Quinean world view. * Mathematical Reviews *show more

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