Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics / Edition 1

Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematics / Edition 1

by V.H. Klenk

ISBN-10: 9024718422

ISBN-13: 9789024718429

Pub. Date: 09/30/1976

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

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Springer Netherlands
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Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1976
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.01(d)

Table of Contents

I. Wittgenstein As Critic.- A. Platonism.- B. Intuitionism.- C. Formalism.- D. Empiricism.- E. Conventionalism.- F. Summary and Projection.- II. Wittgenstein as Creator.- A. Wittgenstein’s Behavioral Theory of Inference.- 1. Mathematics as a Technique.- 2. Inference and Behavior.- 3. Agreement.- 4. Convention and Compulsion.- B. The Role of Mathematics.- 1. Mathematics and Empirical Language.- 2. Concept-Formation.- 3. Concept-Formation and Compulsion.- 4. Wittgenstein’s Earlier Theory.- C. The theory as explanatory.- III. Critics of Wittgenstein.- A. Wittgenstein and Strict Finitism.- 1. Wittgenstein and Non-finitary Mathematics.- 2. Wittgenstein and Meta-mathematics.- 3. Wittgenstein and Elementary Mathematics.- B. Wittgenstein and Objectivity.- C. Wittgenstein’s Contributions.- Selected Bibliography.

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