Thinking about Mathematics: The Philosophy of Mathematics

Category: Humanities
Author: Stewart Shapiro
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by mttyng   2019-01-06
That depends heavily on your philosophical interpretation of mathematics: Platonism vs. Formalism

Someone linked the BBC video, which is great, but there’s also a wonderful book that discusses this and many other facets of mathematical philosophy:

https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-about-Mathematics-Philosophy...

(Sorry for the link spew) I highly recommend that book to anyone remotely interested in the field.