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What Is Mathematics Really? By Reuben Hersh

What Is Mathematics Really?
by Reuben Hersh

In what sense do mathematical objects exist? How can we have knowledge of them? Why do mathematicians think mathematical entities exist for ever, independent of human action and knowledge? This book illuminates the mysteries behind the meaning and nature of mathematics.

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What Is Mathematics Really? Summary


This book tackles important questions which have engaged mathematicians and philosophers for thousands of years and are still being asked today. The main purpose of the book is to ask: In what sense do mathematical objects exist? How can we have knowledge of them? Why do mathematicians think mathematical entities exist for ever, independent of human action and knowledge? In clear, elegant prose and with scholarship born of first-hand experience, Reuben Hersh illuminates the mysteries behind the meaning and nature of mathematics.

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GOR001613009
What Is Mathematics Really?
Reuben Hersh
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1998-07-02
368
0099748312
9780099748311
N/A
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