Constructibility and Mathematical Existence

Oxford University Press (1990)
Chihara here develops a mathematical system in which there are no existence assertions but only assertions of the constructibility of certain sorts of things. He utilizes this system in the analysis of the nature of mathematics, and discusses many recent works in the philosophy of mathematics from the viewpoint of the constructibility theory developed. This innovative analysis will appeal to mathematicians and philosophers of logic, mathematics, and science.
Keywords Mathematics Philosophy  Constructive mathematics  Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
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Call number QA8.4.C45 1990
ISBN(s) 0198239750   9780198239758  
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