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Published: 07 March 2013

464 Pages | 9 illus.


ISBN: 9780195372229

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Hilbert's Programs and Beyond

Wilfried Sieg

  • Hilbert's foundational work is seen as deeply rooted in the radical transformation of mathematics during the 19th century; his methodological attitude can be refined and extended to bridge the chasm between a Platonist and Constructivist philosophy of mathematics.
  • This novel perspective on Hilbert's foundational work is informed by detailed examination of archival sources, original mathematical contributions, and broad philosophical reflection.

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