Readership: Advanced students and scholars of philosophy of mathematics. Also mathematicians, historians of mathematics, and cognitive psychologists.
Edited by Paolo Mancosu, University of California, Berkeley
Paolo Mancosu is Professor of Philosophy at University of California, Berkeley. His main interests are in logic, history and philosophy of mathematics, and history and philosophy of logic. He is the author of Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Practice in the Seventeenth Century (OUP 1996) and editor of From Brouwer to Hilbert: The debate on the foundations of mathematics in the 1920s (OUP 1988). He has recently co-edited the volume Visualization, Explanation and Reasoning Styles in Mathematics (Springer 2005). He is currently working on mathematical explanation and on Tarskian themes (truth, logical consequence, logical constants,
nominalism) in philosophy of logic.
Review(s) from previous edition"highly commendable to a large pool of readers ... All taken together, this carefully produced book will be of great interest to those who care for the philosophy of mathematics.
- History and Philosophy of Logic
Paolo Mancosu: Introduction
1: Marcus Giaquinto: Visualization
2: Kenneth Manders: Diagrammatic Reasoning and Representational Systems
3: Paolo Mancosu and Johannes Hafner: Explanation
4: Mic Detlefsen and Michael Hallett: Purity of Methods
5: James Tappenden: Mathematical concepts
6: Colin McLarty: Philosophical Relevance of Category Theory
7: Jeremy Avigad: Philosophical Relevance of Computers in Mathematics
8: Alasdair Urquhart: Philosophical Relevance of the interaction between mathematical physics and pure mathematics