Philosophy of Mathematics: Selected Writings

Philosophy of Mathematics: Selected Writings

by Charles S. Peirce
     
 

The philosophy of mathematics plays a vital role in the mature philosophy of Charles S. Peirce. Peirce received rigorous mathematical training from his father and his philosophy carries on in decidedly mathematical and symbolic veins. For Peirce, math was a philosophical tool and many of his most productive ideas rest firmly on the foundation of mathematical

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The philosophy of mathematics plays a vital role in the mature philosophy of Charles S. Peirce. Peirce received rigorous mathematical training from his father and his philosophy carries on in decidedly mathematical and symbolic veins. For Peirce, math was a philosophical tool and many of his most productive ideas rest firmly on the foundation of mathematical principles. This volume collects Peirce's most important writings on the subject, many appearing in print for the first time. Peirce's determination to understand matter, the cosmos, and "the grand design" of the universe remain relevant for contemporary students of science, technology, and symbolic logic.

Editorial Reviews

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

"Moore has... done an excellent job of bringing the most significant of Peirce's writings on mathematics into focus, as well as linking them to the larger project of Peirce's pragmatic philosophy." —Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 8/30/2011

Philosophia Mathematica

"Moore is to be congratulated on having put together not only a good Peirce anthology, but one very carefully and informatively edited." —Philosophia Mathematica

Joseph W. Dauben

"Focuses on the major writings Peirce produced that are of greatest significance for a correct appreciation of his larger philosophical agenda." —Joseph W. Dauben, City University of New York

Zentralblatt MATH

"This book is a gem for everyone interested in Peirce's philosophy of mathematics and may be used as a prerequisite for a deeper journey into his philosophical system." —Zentralblatt MATH

From the Publisher

"Moore is to be congratulated on having put together not only a good Peirce anthology, but one very carefully and informatively edited." —Philosophia Mathematica

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253004697
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
08/19/2010
Series:
Selections from the Writings of Charles S. Peirce
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
1 MB

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