Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics

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Overview

Wittgenstein's role was vital in establishing mathematics as one of this century's principal areas of philosophic inquiry. In this book, the three phases of Wittgenstein's reflections on mathematics are viewed as a progressive whole, rather than as separate entities. Frascolla builds up a systematic construction of Wittgenstein's representation of the role of arithmetic in the theory of logical operations. He also presents a new interpretation of Wittgenstein's rule-following considerations - the 'community view of internal relations'.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415024839
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/24/1994
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
1 The Philosophy of Arithmetic of the Tractatus 1
Preliminaries 1
Systematic exposition 8
The "knowledge" of forms: vision and calculation 23
Foundations of mathematics I 33
2 Verificationism and its Limits: The intermediate phase 1929-33 42
Introduction 42
Finite cardinal numbers: the arithmetic of strokes 44
Mathematical propositions 54
The mathematical infinite 72
Foundations of mathematics II 99
3 From Facts to Concepts: The later writings on mathematics 1934-44 111
The crisis of verificationism: rule-following 111
Mathematical proofs as paradigms 128
The problem of strict finitism 142
Wittgenstein's quasi-revisionism 157
Notes 174
References 185
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