Wittgenstein, Finitism, and the Foundations of Mathematics

Oxford University Press (1998)

Mathieu Marion
Université du Québec à Montreal
This pioneering book demonstrates the crucial importance of Wittgenstein's philosophy of mathematics to his philosophy as a whole. Marion traces the development of Wittgenstein's thinking in the context of the mathematical and philosophical work of the times, to make coherent sense of ideas that have too often been misunderstood because they have been presented in a disjointed and incomplete way. In particular, he illuminates the work of the neglected 'transitional period' between the Tractatus and the Investigations.
Keywords Mathematics Philosophy
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Call number QA8.4.M37 1998
ISBN(s) 019823516X   9780198235163     9780199550470
DOI 10.1093/mind/110.438.501
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