Lectures on the Philosophy of Mathematics

Lectures on the Philosophy of Mathematics

Regular price
$45.00
Sale price
$45.00
Regular price
$45.00
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Author/Contributor(s): Hamkins, Joel David
Publisher: MIT Press
Date: 03/09/2021
Binding: Paperback. 352p.
0.6(h) x 6.9"(w) x 9"(d)
Condition: NEW
An introduction to the philosophy of mathematics grounded in mathematics and motivated by mathematical inquiry and practice.

In this book, Joel David Hamkins offers an introduction to the philosophy of mathematics that is grounded in mathematics and motivated by mathematical inquiry and practice. He treats philosophical issues as they arise organically in mathematics, discussing such topics as platonism, realism, logicism, structuralism, formalism, infinity, and intuitionism in mathematical contexts. He organizes the book by mathematical themes--numbers, rigor, geometry, proof, computability, incompleteness, and set theory--that give rise again and again to philosophical considerations.