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Philosophy of Mathematics: An Introduction to a World of Proofs and Pictures
     

Philosophy of Mathematics: An Introduction to a World of Proofs and Pictures

by James Robert Brown
 

ISBN-10: 0415122759

ISBN-13: 9780415122757

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Philosophy of Mathematics is clear and engaging, and student friendly The book discusses the great philosophers and the importance of mathematics to their thought. Among topics discussed in the book are the mathematical image, platonism, picture-proofs, applied mathematics, Hilbert and Godel, knots and notation definitions, picture-proofs and Wittgenstein,

Overview

Philosophy of Mathematics is clear and engaging, and student friendly The book discusses the great philosophers and the importance of mathematics to their thought. Among topics discussed in the book are the mathematical image, platonism, picture-proofs, applied mathematics, Hilbert and Godel, knots and notation definitions, picture-proofs and Wittgenstein, computation, proof and conjecture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415122757
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Series:
Philosophical Issues in Science Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Mathematical Image

Platonism

Picture-Proofs and Platonism

What is Applied Mathematics

Hibert and Godel

Knots and Notation

What is Definition

Constructive Approaches

Picture-Proofs and Procedures in Wittgenstein

Computation, Proof, and Conjecture

Calling the Bluff

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