Mathematics without Numbers: Towards a Modal-Structural Interpretation

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byGeoffrey Hellman

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Geoffrey Hellman presents a detailed interpretation of mathematics as the investigation of structural possibilities, as opposed to absolute, Platonic objects. After dealing with the natural numbers and analysis, he extends his approach to set theory, and shows how to dispense with a fixeduniverse of sets. Finally, he addresses problems of application to the physical world.

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Geoffrey Hellman presents a detailed interpretation of mathematics as the investigation of structural possibilities, as opposed to absolute, Platonic objects. After dealing with the natural numbers and analysis, he extends his approach to set theory, and shows how to dispense with a fixeduniverse of sets. Finally, he addresses problems...

Geoffrey Hellman is at University of Minnesota.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.51 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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