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1st Edition

Proof, Logic and Formalization

Edited By

Michael Detlefsen

ISBN 9781138009073
Published May 7, 2015 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

The mathematical proof is the most important form of justification in mathematics. It is not, however, the only kind of justification for mathematical propositions. The existence of other forms, some of very significant strength, places a question mark over the prominence given to proof within mathematics. This collection of essays, by leading figures working within the philosophy of mathematics, is a response to the challenge of understanding the nature and role of the proof.

Table of Contents

David Aeurbach, John P. Burgess, Michael Detlefsen, Glen Helman, Daniel Isaacson, Charles Parsons, Richard Tieszen, David S. Tragesser

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Michael Detlefsen (Edited by)


'The two volumes edited by M.Detlefsen without doubt constitute an important and valuable reference for research on the very intricate network of concepts, theories and theses connected with the concept of proof.' - Erkenntnis