By Russell Marcus,Mark McEvoy

A finished number of ancient readings within the philosophy of arithmetic and a variety of influential modern paintings, this much-needed advent unearths the wealthy historical past of the subject.

An old creation to the Philosophy of arithmetic: A Reader brings jointly a powerful number of basic resources from historic and sleek philosophy. prepared chronologically and that includes introductory overviews explaining technical phrases, this available reader is easy-to-follow and unmatched in its ancient scope. With choices from key thinkers resembling Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume and Kant, it connects the key principles of the ancients with modern thinkers. a range of modern texts from philosophers together with Quine, Putnam, box and Maddy supplying insights into the present country of the self-discipline in actual fact illustrates the improvement of the subject.

Presenting ancient historical past necessary to knowing modern traits and a survey of modern paintings, An old creation to the Philosophy of arithmetic: A Reader is needed examining for undergraduates and graduate scholars learning the philosophy of arithmetic and a useful resource e-book for operating researchers.

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