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Plato’s Problem

An Introduction to Mathematical Platonism

  • Marco Panza
  • Andrea Sereni
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Marco Panza, Andrea Sereni
    Pages 1-15
  3. Marco Panza, Andrea Sereni
    Pages 16-44
  4. Marco Panza, Andrea Sereni
    Pages 45-98
  5. Marco Panza, Andrea Sereni
    Pages 99-111
  6. Marco Panza, Andrea Sereni
    Pages 112-148
  7. Marco Panza, Andrea Sereni
    Pages 149-195
  8. Marco Panza, Andrea Sereni
    Pages 196-216
  9. Marco Panza, Andrea Sereni
    Pages 217-249
  10. Marco Panza, Andrea Sereni
    Pages 250-254
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 255-306

About this book

Introduction

What is mathematics about? And how can we have access to the reality it is supposed to describe? The book tells the story of this problem, first raised by Plato, through the views of Aristotle, Proclus, Kant, Frege, Gödel, Benacerraf, up to the most recent debate on mathematical platonism.

Keywords

Aristotle Kant mathematics Plato

Authors and affiliations

  • Marco Panza
    • 1
  • Andrea Sereni
    • 2
  1. 1.CNRS, IHPSTParisFrance
  2. 2.San Raffaele UniversityItaly

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