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- Author(s) Charles S. Chihara
- Edition
- Published1st February 2004
- PublisherOxford University Press UK
- ISBN9780199267538

previous work, in which he presented a new system of mathematics, the constructibility theory, which did not make reference to, or presuppose, mathematical objects. Now he develops the project

further by analysing mathematical systems currently used by scientists to show how such systems are compatible with this nominalistic outlook. He advances several new ways of undermining the heavily discussed indispensability argument for the existence of mathematical objects made famous by Willard Quine and Hilary Putnam. And Chihara presents a rationale for the nominalistic outlook that is quite different from those generally put forward, which he maintains have led to serious

misunderstandings.A Structural Account of Mathematics will be required reading for anyone working in this field.

- Author(s) Charles S. Chihara
- Edition
- Published1st February 2004
- PublisherOxford University Press UK
- ISBN9780199267538

previous work, in which he presented a new system of mathematics, the constructibility theory, which did not make reference to, or presuppose, mathematical objects. Now he develops the project

further by analysing mathematical systems currently used by scientists to show how such systems are compatible with this nominalistic outlook. He advances several new ways of undermining the heavily discussed indispensability argument for the existence of mathematical objects made famous by Willard Quine and Hilary Putnam. And Chihara presents a rationale for the nominalistic outlook that is quite different from those generally put forward, which he maintains have led to serious

misunderstandings.A Structural Account of Mathematics will be required reading for anyone working in this field.

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