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Plato’s Problem

An Introduction to Mathematical Platonism

Book

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

  1. 1.CNRS, IHPSTParisFrance
  2. 2.San Raffaele UniversityItaly

About the authors

MARCO PANZA is Research Professor at the CNRS. He is the author and editor of several books and papers in the domains of history and philosophy of mathematics. Including Analysis and sinthesis in Mathematics (ed., with M. Otte), 1997; Isaac Newton, 2003; Newton et l'origine de l'analyse, 1664-1666, 2005; Nombres. Eléments de mathématiques pour philosophes, 2007.
ANDREA SERENI is Lecturer at San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy. He has been a visiting scholar at Arché Centre at the University of St. Andrews. He has taught courses at the Universities of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Parma, and Bologna. His teaching, research and publications cover philosophy of mathematics, epistemology, and philosophy of language.

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