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Kant's Philosophy of Mathematics : Modern Essays - Carl J. Posy

Kant's Philosophy of Mathematics

Modern Essays

By: Carl J. Posy (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1992
ISBN: 9780792314950
Number Of Pages: 380

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Kant's views about mathematics were controversial in his own time, and they have inspired or infuriated thinkers ever since. Though specific Kantian doctrines fell into disrepute earlier in this century, the past twenty-five years have seen a surge of interest in and respect for Kant's philosophy of mathematics among both Kant scholars and philosophers of mathematics.
The present volume includes the classic papers from the 1960s and 1970s which spared this renaissance of interest, together with updated postscripts by their authors. It also includes the most important recent work on Kant's philosophy of mathematics. The essays bring to bear a wealth of detailed Kantian scholarship, together with powerful new interpretative tools drawn from modern mathematics, logic and philosophy. The cumulative effect of this collection upon the reader will be a deeper understanding of the centrality of mathematics in all aspects of Kant's thought and a renewed respect for the power of Kant's thinking about mathematics. The essays contained in this volume will set the agenda for further work on Kant's philosophy of mathematics for some time to come.

Introduction: Mathematics in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason
Classic Papers of the 1960's and 1970's
Kant on the Mathematical Method
Kant's Philosophy of Arithmetic
Singular Terms and Intuitions in Kant's Epistemology
Kant and the Foundations of Mathematics
Recent Work. Arithmetic and the Categories
Construction, Schematism and Imagination
Kant's Theory of Geometry
Kant's View of Geometry: a Partial Defense
The Geometry of a Form of Intuition
Kant on Space, Empirical Realism, and the Foundations of Geometry
Kant's Mathematical Realism
Algebra and Intuition
Kant's Transcendental Method and His Theory of Mathematics
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ISBN: 9780792314950
ISBN-10: 0792314956
Series: Mathematics and Its Applications. Soviet Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 30th June 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.73