Nominalism and Constructivism in Seventeenth-Century Mathematical Philosophy

Routledge (2007)

Abstract
Introduction: mathematization and the language of nature -- Realists and nominalists : language and mathematics before the scientific revolution -- Ontology recapitulates epistemology : Gassendi, epicurean atomism, and nominalism -- British empiricism, nominalism, and constructivism -- Three mathematicians : constructivist epistemology and the new mathematical methods -- Conclusion: mathematization and the nature of language.
Keywords Mathematics Early works to 1800  Mathematics Early works to 1800  Science Early works to 1800
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Call number QA8.4.S415 2007
ISBN(s) 0415702119   9780415702119   9780415542968   9780203940358
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