TY - BOOK

T1 - A Realist Philosophy of Mathematics

AU - Oliveri, Gianluigi

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - The realism/anti-realism debate is one of the traditional central themes in the philosophy of mathematics. The controversies about the existence of the irrational numbers, the complex numbers, the infinitesimals, etc. will be familiar to all who are acquainted with the history of mathematics. This book aims mainly at presenting and defending a non-Platonist form of mathematical structural realism which, in the respect of the history of mathematics, harmonizes with a plausible epistemology that naturally arises from it.

AB - The realism/anti-realism debate is one of the traditional central themes in the philosophy of mathematics. The controversies about the existence of the irrational numbers, the complex numbers, the infinitesimals, etc. will be familiar to all who are acquainted with the history of mathematics. This book aims mainly at presenting and defending a non-Platonist form of mathematical structural realism which, in the respect of the history of mathematics, harmonizes with a plausible epistemology that naturally arises from it.

KW - Philosophy of mathematics

KW - Realism

KW - mathematical structures

KW - mathematics as a science of patterns

KW - Philosophy of mathematics

KW - Realism

KW - mathematical structures

KW - mathematics as a science of patterns

UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10447/22996

M3 - Book

SN - 978-1-904987-40-6

BT - A Realist Philosophy of Mathematics

PB - College Publications

ER -