Kitcher's Mathematical Naturalism

Croatian Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):1-20 (2003)
Abstract
Recent years have seen a number of naturalist accounts of mathematics. Philip Kitcher’s version is one of the most important and influential. This paper includes a critical exposition of Kitcher’s views and a discussion of several issues including: mathematical epistemology, practice, history, the nature of applied mathematics. It argues that naturalism is an inadequate account and compares it with mathematical Platonism, to the advantage of the latter.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy
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