Mathematics and Mind by Alexander George

Mathematics and Mind

EditorAlexander George

Hardcover | April 1, 1995

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Those inquiring into the nature of mind have long been interested in the foundations of mathematics, and conversely this branch of knowledge is distinctive in that our access to it is purely through thought. A better understanding of mathematical thought should clarify the conceptualfoundations of mathematics, and a deeper grasp of the latter should in turn illuminate the powers of mind through which mathematics is made available to us. The link between conceptions of mind and of mathematics has been a central theme running through the great competing philosophies ofmathematics of the twentieth century, though each has refashioned the connection and its import in distinctive ways. The present collection will be of interest to students of both mathematics and of mind. Contents include: "Introduction" by Alexander George; "What is Mathematics About?" by MichaelDummett; "The Advantages of Honest Toil over Theft" by George Boolos; "The Law of Excluded Middle and the Axiom of Choice" by W.W. Tait; "Mechanical Procedures and Mathematical Experience" by Wilfried Sieg; "Mathematical Intuition and Objectivity" by Daniel Isaacson; "Intuition and Number" byCharles Parsons; and "Hilbert's Axiomatic Method and the Laws of Thought" by Michael Hallett.

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Title:Mathematics and MindFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.49 × 6.26 × 0.87 inPublished:April 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195079299

ISBN - 13:9780195079296

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"It includes several papers worthy of careful study."--Journal of Symbolic Logic