1st Edition

Proof and Knowledge in Mathematics

Edited By

Michael Detlefsen





ISBN 9781138009356
Published May 29, 2014 by Routledge
268 Pages

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

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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