Plato's Problem: An Introduction to Mathematical Platonism by M. PanzaPlato's Problem: An Introduction to Mathematical Platonism by M. Panza

Plato's Problem: An Introduction to Mathematical Platonism

byM. Panza, A. Sereni

Paperback | January 21, 2013

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What is mathematics about? And how can we have access to the reality it is supposed to describe? The book tells the story of this problem, first raised by Plato, through the views of Aristotle, Proclus, Kant, Frege, Gödel, Benacerraf, up to the most recent debate on mathematical platonism.
MARCO PANZA is Research Professor at the CNRS. He is the author and editor of several books and papers in the domains of history and philosophy of mathematics. IncludingAnalysis and sinthesis in Mathematics(ed., with M. Otte), 1997;Isaac Newton, 2003;Newton et l'origine de l'analyse, 1664-1666, 2005;Nombres. Eléments de mathématiques p...
Title:Plato's Problem: An Introduction to Mathematical PlatonismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pagesPublished:January 21, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230365493

ISBN - 13:9780230365490


Table of Contents

Preface Terminological Conventions Introduction The Origins From Frege to Gödel (through Hilbert) Benacerraf's Arguments Non-conservative Responses to Benacerraf's Dilemma Conservative Responses to Benacerraf's Dilemma The Indispensability Argument: Structure and Basic Notions The Indispensability Argument: The Debate Conclusion Notes References Index