Arthur I Fine
Study of the traditional accounts of the nature of mathematical entities and mathematical truth given by logicism, intuitionism, and formalism, and the impact of Godel's incompleteness theorems on these accounts.
Beginning with the three foundational schools (logicism, formalism and intuitionism) we'll proceed to issues in the epistemology of mathematics, contrasting platonist, empiricist and structural conceptions. Finally some special topics, including Wittgenstein’s remarks on mathematics.
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