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Wittgenstein, Mathematics and World, Hardback Book

Wittgenstein, Mathematics and World Hardback

Part of the History of Analytic Philosophy series


This book uses Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophical methodology to solve a problem that has perplexed thinkers for thousands of years: 'how come (abstract) mathematics applies so wonderfully well to the (concrete, physical) world?' The book is distinctive in several ways.

First, it gives the reader a route into understanding important features of Wittgenstein's writings and lectures by using his methodology to tackle this long-standing and seemingly intractable philosophical problem.

More than this, though, it offers an outline of important (sometimes little-known) aspects of the development of mathematical thought through the ages, and an engagement of Wittgenstein's philosophy with this and with contemporary philosophy of mathematics on its own terms.

A clear overview of all this in the context of Wittgenstein's philosophy of mathematics is interesting in its own right; it is also just what is needed to solve the problem of mathematics and world.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 215 pages, 9 Illustrations, black and white; XIII, 215 p. 9 illus.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of Western philosophy
  • ISBN: 9783319639901



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