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Alexander Paseau
Oxford University
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From title to back cover, a polemic runs through David Corfield's "Towards a Philosophy of Real Mathematics". Corfield repeatedly complains that philosophers of mathematics have ignored the interesting and important mathematical developments of the past seventy years, ‘filtering’ the details of mathematical practice out of philosophical discussion. His aim is to remedy the discipline’s long-sightedness and, by precept and example, to redirect philosophical attention towards current developments in mathematics. This review discusses some strands of Corfield’s philosophy of real mathematics and briefly assesses some of his objections to orthodox philosophy of mathematics.
Keywords philosophy of mathematics  Corfield  philosophy of mathematical practice  maverick philosophy of mathematics
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DOI 10.1016/j.shpsa.2004.12.012
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