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

1st Edition

James Robert Brown

Routledge
Published July 29, 1999
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9780415122740 - CAT# RU13511
Series: Philosophical Issues in Science

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Summary

Philosophy of Mathematics is an excellent introductory text. This student friendly book discusses the great philosophers and the importance of mathematics to their thought. It includes the following topics:
* the mathematical image
* platonism
* picture-proofs
* applied mathematics
* Hilbert and Godel
* knots and nations
* definitions
* picture-proofs and Wittgenstein
* computation, proof and conjecture.
The book is ideal for courses on philosophy of mathematics and logic.

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