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Mathematics and Reality - a book by Leng, Mary

Mathematics and Reality

Mathematics and Reality( )
Author: Leng, Mary
ISBN:978-0-19-967468-8
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $34.95
Book Description:

Mary Leng defends a philosophical account of the nature of mathematics which views it as a kind of fiction (albeit an extremely useful fiction). On this view, the claims of our ordinary mathematical theories are more closely analogous to utterances made in the context of storytelling than to utterances whose aim is to assert literal truths.

Book Details
Pages:290
Detailed Subjects: Mathematics / History & Philosophy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.084 x 9.165 x 0.64 Inches
Book Weight:0.942 Pounds

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