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By Mark Colyvan

ISBN-10: 0521533414

ISBN-13: 9780521533416

ISBN-10: 0521826020

ISBN-13: 9780521826020

This creation to the philosophy of arithmetic specializes in modern debates in a massive and critical zone of philosophy. The reader is taken on a desirable and wonderful trip via a few fascinating mathematical and philosophical territory, together with such issues because the realism/anti-realism debate in arithmetic, mathematical rationalization, the bounds of arithmetic, the importance of mathematical notation, inconsistent arithmetic and the purposes of arithmetic. each one bankruptcy has a couple of dialogue questions and prompt extra interpreting from either the modern literature and older assets. little or no mathematical history is thought and all the arithmetic encountered is obviously brought and defined utilizing a wide selection of examples. The e-book is appropriate for an undergraduate direction in philosophy of arithmetic and, extra commonly, for somebody drawn to philosophy and mathematics.

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