Abstractionism: Essays in Philosophy of MathematicsBy Philip A. Ebert and Marcus Rossberg

Analysis 78 (1):188-191 (2018)

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© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Analysis Trust. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: [email protected] in the philosophy of mathematics is the thesis that the basic laws of the foundational theories of mathematics, such as arithmetic, real analysis, and even perhaps set theory, can be derived from suitable abstraction principles, with the aid of logic and definitions.This volume is a most welcome and comprehensive addition to the scholarship in abstractionism. The 16 papers here collected put forward meticulous, comprehensive, and technically deft challenges, defences and developments of one of the most widely discussed research programmes in the philosophy of mathematics. In light of the continuing interest in abstractionism, this collection of papers, none of which has been previously published, must be one which anyone with a serious interest in the subject will wish to consult.The papers divide into...

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