By Mark Colyvan

This advent to the philosophy of arithmetic makes a speciality of modern debates in an immense and important region of philosophy. The reader is taken on a desirable and pleasing trip via a few exciting mathematical and philosophical territory, together with such themes because the realism/anti-realism debate in arithmetic, mathematical clarification, the boundaries of arithmetic, the importance of mathematical notation, inconsistent arithmetic and the functions of arithmetic. each one bankruptcy has a couple of dialogue questions and advised extra interpreting from either the modern literature and older resources. little or no mathematical historical past is thought and all the arithmetic encountered is obviously brought and defined utilizing a wide selection of examples. The e-book is acceptable for an undergraduate direction in philosophy of arithmetic and, extra largely, for somebody drawn to philosophy and mathematics.

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