Defending the axioms : on the philosophical foundations of set theory

Mathematics depends on proofs, and proofs must begin somewhere from some fundamental assumptions. The axioms of set theory have long played this role, so the question of how they are properly judged is important. Maddy discusses the appropriate methods for such evaluations and the philosophical back...

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Main Author: Maddy, Penelope
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2011, 2011
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Mathematics depends on proofs, and proofs must begin somewhere from some fundamental assumptions. The axioms of set theory have long played this role, so the question of how they are properly judged is important. Maddy discusses the appropriate methods for such evaluations and the philosophical backdrop that makes them appropriate
Physical Description:1 online resource
ISBN:9780191725395