1st Edition

Conceptual Roots of Mathematics

By J.R. Lucas Copyright 2000
    470 Pages
    by Routledge

    476 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Conceptual Roots of Mathematics is a comprehensive study of the foundation of mathematics. J.R. Lucas, one of the most distinguished Oxford scholars, covers a vast amount of ground in the philosophy of mathematics, showing us that it is actually at the heart of the study of epistemology and metaphysics.

    Chapter 1 Plato’s Philosophies of Mathematics, Chapter 2 Geometry, Chapter 3 Formalism, Chapter 4 Numbers: The Cardinal Approach, Chapter 5 Numbers: The Ordinal Approach, Chapter 6 Numbers: The Abstract Approach, Chapter 7 The Infinite, Chapter 8 The Implications of Gödel’s Theorem, Chapter 9 Transitive Relations


    J.R. Lucas

    'The rich collection of arguments and counterarguments, succinct summaries and essential biographical references, make this work an excellent teaching/learning vehicle. Highly recommended.' - Choice