Defending the Axioms: On the Philosophical Foundations of by Penelope Maddy

By Penelope Maddy

arithmetic relies on proofs, and proofs needs to start someplace, from a few primary assumptions. for almost a century, the axioms of set thought have performed this position, so the query of the way those axioms are competently judged takes on a relevant significance. impending the query from a extensively naturalistic or second-philosophical perspective, Defending the Axioms isolates the suitable tools for such reviews and investigates the ontological and epistemological backdrop that makes them acceptable. in any case, a brand new account of the objectivity of arithmetic emerges, one refreshingly freed from metaphysical commitments.

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