A subject with no object : strategies for nominalistic interpretation of mathematics

John P. Burgess and Gideon Rosen

Numbers and other mathematical objects are exceptional in having no locations in space or time or relations of cause and effect. This makes it difficult to account for the possibility of the knowledge of such objects, leading many philosophers to embrace nominalism, the doctrine that there are no such objects, and to embark on ambitious projects for interpreting mathematics so as to preserve the subject while eliminating its objects. A Subject With No Object cuts through a host of technicalities that have obscured previous discussions of these projects, and presents clear, concise accounts, with minimal prerequisites, of a dozen strategies for nominalistic interpretation of mathematics, thus equipping the reader to evaluate each and to compare different ones. The authors also offer critical discussion, rare in the literature, of the aims and claims of nominalistic interpretation, suggesting that it is significant in a very different way from that usually assumed.

「Nielsen BookData」より

この本の情報

書名 A subject with no object : strategies for nominalistic interpretation of mathematics
著作者等 Burgess, John P.
Rosen, Gideon A.
Rosen Gideon
出版元 Clarendon Press;Oxford University Press
刊行年月 1997
ページ数 x, 259 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0198236158
NCID BA29423021
※クリックでCiNii Booksを表示
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
この本を: 
このエントリーをはてなブックマークに追加

このページを印刷

外部サイトで検索

この本と繋がる本を検索

ウィキペディアから連想