Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 January 2008

230 Pages

ISBN: 9780199228249

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Mathematical Knowledge

Mary Leng, Alexander Paseau, and Micheal Potter

What is the nature of mathematical knowledge? Is it anything like scientific knowledge or is it sui generis? How do we acquire it? Should we believe what mathematicians themselves tell us about it? Are mathematical concepts innate or acquired? Eight new essays offer answers to these and many other questions. Written by some of the world's leading philosophers of mathematics, psychologists, and mathematicians, Mathematical Knowledge gives a lively sense of the current state of debate in this fascinating field.