Philosophy of Mathematics in the Twentieth Century: Selected Essays

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$65.50
Publisher
Harvard University Press
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Pages
350
Dimensions
6.42 X 9.65 X 1.12 inches | 1.48 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780674728066

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About the Author

Charles Parsons holds an AB (mathematics) and PhD (philosophy) from Harvard University and studied for a year at King's College, Cambridge. He was on the faculty at Harvard University from 1962-5 and 1989-2005 and at Columbia University from 1965-89. His publications are mainly in logic, philosophy of mathematics, and Kant. He was an editor of the posthumous works of Kurt Gödel (Collected Works, Volumes III-V).

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Parsons is a much admired and highly respected philosopher of mathematics and logic, well known for his thoughtful and careful reflections on both the great historical figures and on work of the previous century. He is also an astute commentator on the current literature, engaging the contemporary debates and offering illuminating insights about its content and direction. This volume offers a unique opportunity for those not fortunate enough to have attended classes of Parsons's to form some idea of what such an experience would be like.--William Demopoulos, University of Western Ontario
This is a truly superb book. Parsons is quite possibly the most distinguished writer on philosophy of mathematics now working and certainly the most careful and probing. These essays examine a rather wide range of historical opinion on mathematical matters, both with an eye to demanding more careful interpretations and formulations from important writers such as Kant or Gödel while remaining sympathetic to their overall philosophical ambitions. Parsons's treatments are unsurpassed.--Mark Wilson, University of Pittsburgh