Defending the Axioms: On the Philosophical Foundations of Set Theory (BOK)

Penelope Maddy

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Mathematics depends on proofs, and proofs must begin somewhere, from some fundamental assumptions. For nearly a century, the axioms of set theory have played this role, so the question of how these axioms are properly judged takes on a central importance. Approaching the question from a broadly naturalistic or second-philosophical point of view, Defending the Axioms isolates the appropriate methods for such evaluations and investigates the ontological and epistemological backdrop that makes them appropriate. In the end, a new account of the objectivity of mathematics emerges, one refreshingly free of metaphysical commitments.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Penelope Maddy
Forlag
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM
ISBN 9780199671489
Antall sider 162 Dimensjoner 14,1cm x 21,6cm x 0,9cm
Vekt 202 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Philosophy: logic, Set theory

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