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A Subject with No Object: Strategies for Nominalistic Interpretation of Mathematics

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A Subject with No Object: Strategies for Nominalistic Interpretation of Mathematics - Burgess, John P, and Rosen, Gideon
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Numbers and other mathematical objects are exceptional in having no locations in space or time or relations of cause and effect. This makes it difficult to account for the possibility of the knowledge of such objects, leading many philosophers to embrace nominalism, the doctrine that there are no such objects, and to embark on ambitious projects for interpreting mathematics so as to preserve the subject while eliminating its objects. This book cuts through a host of technicalities that have obscured previous discussions ...

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A Subject with No Object: Strategies for Nominalistic Interpretation of Mathematics 2000, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198250128

Revised edition

Trade paperback

A Subject with No Object: Strategies for Nominalistic Interpretation of Mathematics 1997, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198236153

Hardcover