What is mathematics, Really?

By Hersh, Reuben

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978-0-19511-368-6
Publisher
New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.


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Reviewed on August 1, 1997

Hersh, mathematician and coauthor of The Mathematical Experience (1983), attempts to answer here the philosophical question, "What is mathematics?" Many practitioners think of themselves as "platonists," discovering truths about ideal, eternally existing, abstract objects. The principal alternative to this concept is the "formalist" notion that mathematics is a game ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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