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Defending the Axioms : On the Philosophical Foundations of Set Theory, Paperback / softback Book

Defending the Axioms : On the Philosophical Foundations of Set Theory Paperback / softback


Mathematics depends on proofs, and proofs must begin somewhere, from some fundamental assumptions. For nearly a century, the axioms of set theory have played this role, so the question of how these axioms are properly judged takes on a central importance. Approaching the question from a broadly naturalistic or second-philosophical point of view, Defending the Axioms isolates the appropriate methods for such evaluations and investigates the ontological andepistemological backdrop that makes them appropriate.

In the end, a new account of the objectivity of mathematics emerges, one refreshingly free of metaphysical commitments.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Philosophy: logic
  • ISBN: 9780199671489



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