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Published: 13 July 2000

328 Pages | 4 line figures


ISBN: 9780192893062

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Thinking about Mathematics

The Philosophy of Mathematics

Stewart Shapiro

  • The only introductory guide to the philosophy of mathematics aimed at the general reader/undergraduate student
  • Uniquely guides reader through the 'history' of the subject providing an overview of major philosophical positions and debates, as well as the major philosophers of the 20th Century
  • Only basic prior knowledge of either philosophy or mathematics needed, making it ideal for the student or reader coming to the subject for the first time