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Realism in Mathematics


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Realism: Pre-theoretic realism; Realism in philosophy; Realism and truth; Realism in mathematics; Perception and intuition: What is the question?; Perception; Intuition; Godelian Platonism; Numbers: What numbers could not be; Numbers as properties; Frege numbers; Axioms: Reals and sets of reals; Axiomization; Open problems; Competing theories; The challenge; Monism and beyond: Monism; Field's nominalism; Structuralism; Summary; References; Index.


She has ... clearly marked out an original and interesting position. Times Higher Education Supplement the book is written in a lively, engaging style. We hope that it serves to stimulate others to think seriously about issues in philosophy of mathematics because, as Maddy claims, these issues bear directly on mainstream philosophy. Philosophy of Science

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