Constructibility and Mathematical Existence

Oxford University Press (1990)
Abstract
This book is concerned with `the problem of existence in mathematics'. It develops a mathematical system in which there are no existence assertions but only assertions of the constructibility of certain sorts of things. It explores the philosophical implications of such an approach through an examination of the writings of Field, Burgess, Maddy, Kitcher, and others
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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Cian Dorr (2010). Of Numbers and Electrons. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 110 (2pt2):133-181.
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Cian Dorr (2010). Of Numbers and Electrons. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 110 (2pt2):133-181.

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