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By Mark Colyvan

This advent to the philosophy of arithmetic makes a speciality of modern debates in an enormous and vital sector of philosophy. The reader is taken on a desirable and pleasing trip via a few interesting mathematical and philosophical territory, together with such subject matters because the realism/anti-realism debate in arithmetic, mathematical rationalization, the boundaries of arithmetic, the importance of mathematical notation, inconsistent arithmetic and the purposes of arithmetic. every one bankruptcy has a few dialogue questions and urged additional analyzing from either the modern literature and older assets. little or no mathematical heritage is believed and all the arithmetic encountered is obviously brought and defined utilizing a wide selection of examples. The ebook is acceptable for an undergraduate direction in philosophy of arithmetic and, extra largely, for somebody attracted to philosophy and mathematics.

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