Synthese 161 (1):67–88 (2008)
|Abstract||Gödel argued that intuition has an important role to play in mathematical epistemology, and despite the infamy of his own position, this opinion still has much to recommend it. Intuitions and folk platitudes play a central role in philosophical enquiry too, and have recently been elevated to a central position in one project for understanding philosophical methodology: the so-called ‘Canberra Plan’. This philosophical role for intuitions suggests an analogous epistemology for some fundamental parts of mathematics, which casts a number of themes in recent philosophy of mathematics (concerning a priority and fictionalism, for example) in revealing new light.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Justin Sytsma (2010). The Proper Province of Philosophy. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 1 (3):427-445.
Kenny Easwaran (2008). The Role of Axioms in Mathematics. Erkenntnis 68 (3):381 - 391.
Christopher Pincock (2009). Towards a Philosophy of Applied Mathematics. In Otávio Bueno & Øystein Linnebo (eds.), New Waves in Philosophy of Mathematics. Palgrave Macmillan.
Robert Rogers (1964). Mathematical and Philosophical Analyses. Philosophy of Science 31 (3):255-264.
J. R. Lucas (2000). The Conceptual Roots of Mathematics: An Essay on the Philosophy of Mathematics. Routledge.
Alan Baker (2003). The Indispensability Argument and Multiple Foundations for Mathematics. Philosophical Quarterly 53 (210):49–67.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads125 ( #3,860 of 549,118 )
Recent downloads (6 months)9 ( #7,802 of 549,118 )
How can I increase my downloads?