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Proof and Knowledge in Mathematics

1st Edition

Edited by Michael Detlefsen

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These questions arise from any attempt to discover an epistemology for mathematics. This collection of essays considers various questions concerning the nature of justification in mathematics and possible sources of that justification. Among these are the question of whether mathematical justification is a priori or a posteriori in character, whether logical and mathematical differ, and if formalization plays a significant role in mathematical justification,

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'An important and valuable reference for research on the very intricate network of concepts, theories and theses connected with the concept of proof.' - Erkenntnis

Table of Contents

Contributors:

Michael Detlefsen, Michael D. Resnik, Stewart Shapiro, Mark Steiner, Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer, Shelley Stillwell, William J. Tait, Steven J. Wagner,

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General