Constructibility and Mathematical Existence by Charles S. Chihara

Constructibility and Mathematical Existence

byCharles S. Chihara

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This book is concerned with `the problem of existence in mathematics'. It develops a mathematical system in which there are no existence assertions but only assertions of the constructibility of certain sorts of things. It explores the philosophical implications of such an approach throughan examination of the writings of Field, Burgess, Maddy, Kitcher, and others.

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Charles S. Chihara is at University of California, Berkeley.
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Title:Constructibility and Mathematical ExistenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:298 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:May 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198239750

ISBN - 13:9780198239758

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'an important work in the philosophy of mathematics, well deserving of more careful study and analysis than there has been room for here'John P. Burgess, Princeton University, The Philosophical Review, Vol. 101, No. 4, (October 1992)