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Husserl and Realism in Logic and Mathematics : Modern European Philosophy (Paperback) - Robert S. Tragesser

Husserl and Realism in Logic and Mathematics

Modern European Philosophy (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 16th April 1984
ISBN: 9780521285872
Number Of Pages: 146

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Mathematics and logic present crucial cases in deciding whether the world is of our making or whether some form of realism is true. Edmund Husserl, who was initially a mathematician, discusses this general question extensively, but although his views influenced the Dutch intuitionists and were taken very seriously by Godel, they have not been widely appreciated among analytical philosophers. In this book Robert Tragesser sets out to determine the conditions under which a realist ontology of mathematics and logic might be justified, taking as his starting point Husserl's treatment of these metaphysical problems. He does not aim primarily at an exposition of Husserl's phenomenology, although many of the central claims of phenomenology are clarified here. Rather he exploits its ideas and methods to show how they can contribute to answering Michael Dummet's question 'Realism or Anti-Realism?'. In doing so he makes a challenging and provocative contribution to the debate."

Editors' introduction
List of abbreviations
Introduction: the idea of Husserl's phenomenological foundation for logic
On meaning and on the real
From naïve mathematical realism to the origin of intuition and the formal
Noematic analysis
On the path to mathematics
Phenomenological ontology and the law of the excluded middle
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ISBN: 9780521285872
ISBN-10: 0521285879
Series: Modern European Philosophy (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 146
Published: 16th April 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.2