Mathematics And The Image Of Reason (Philosophical Issues In Science) - Mary Tiles
Routledge (1991)
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Frege, Gottlob, Hilbert, David, Mathematics, Mathematics - Philosophy, Mathematics/ Philosophy

As science has become more heavily mathematical and as computers continue to infiltrate life in affluent societies, the philosopher's concern with mathematics has, paradoxically, dwindled. It has come to be tacitly presumed that mathematics is nothing but logic. Concentrating on three key figures in the philosophy of mathematics--Frege, Russell, and Hilbert--Mary Tiles seeks to dispel the misconception that scientific rationality and the character of reason is merely pure logic --and therefore inherently at odds with imagination. Tiles argues against those who see mathematics as uncreative and irrelevant to our postmodern, post-structuralist age. Mary Tiles writes in a lively, refreshingly non-technical style and succeeds in combining the highest degree of rigor with imagination and insight to provide a valuable book for students of the philosophy of logic and mathematics, epistemology, as well as for philosophically minded mathematicians and computer scientists.

Product Details
LoC Classification QA8.4 .T538 1991
Dewey 510.1
Format Hardcover
Cover Price 125,00 €
No. of Pages 188
Height x Width 214 x 142 mm