ISBN-10:
0521880343
ISBN-13:
9780521880343
Pub. Date:
02/21/2008
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Mathematics, Models, and Modality: Selected Philosophical Essays / Edition 1

Mathematics, Models, and Modality: Selected Philosophical Essays / Edition 1

by John P. Burgess

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ISBN-13: 9780521880343
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/21/2008
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

John P. Burgess is Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Princeton University. He is co-author of A Subject With No Object with Gideon Rosen (1997) and Computability and Logic, 4th Edition with George S. Boolos and Richard C. Jeffrey (2002).

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Mathematics: 1. Numbers and ideas; 2. Why I am not a nominalist; 3. Mathematics and Bleak House; 4. Quine, analyticity, and philosophy of mathematics; 5. Being explained away; 6. E pluribus unum; 7. Logicism: a new look; Part II. Models, Modality, and More: 8. Tarski's tort; 9. Which modal logic is the right one?; 10. Can truth out?; 11. Quinus ab omni noevo vindicatus; 12. Translating names; 13. Relevance: a fallacy?; 14. Dummett's case for intuitionism.

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