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Stephan Korner's "The Philosophy of Mathematics"
Summary and review of Stephan Korner's "The Philosophy of Mathematics: An Introductory Essay".
# 48981 | 1,091 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Feb 22, 2004 in Philosophy (Logic) , Mathematics (General)

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The first part of this paper expounds on Stephan Korner's discussion, in "The Philosophy of Mathematics, of the nature of mathematics, and the three main schools of thought relating mathematics to philosophy. The paper continues with a discussion on logicism and why it provides the clearest way to look at mathematical concepts and the best way to explain mathematical philosophy.

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"Mathematics is an indispensable science that justifies and confirms many aspects of other scientific subject matter. Mathematics relies on conclusions not assumptions and evidence is required to confirm theoretical entities as true. Of course the debates exist as to which school of thought holds the most validity. Mathematical realism will always be different to each of these philosophical schools and arguments can be found to both support and reject each school of thought."

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