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The Nature of Mathematical Knowledge$
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Philip Kitcher

Print publication date: 1985

Print ISBN-13: 9780195035414

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195035410.001.0001

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The Development of Analysis: A Case Study

The Development of Analysis: A Case Study

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The Nature of Mathematical Knowledge

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Concludes with a more sustained look at a single part of the history of mathematics, the development of analysis from the seventeenth century to the work of Dedekind, Cantor and Frege. The discussion is linked to the general account of Chapters 7–9.

Keywords:   analysis, Cantor, Dedekind, Frege, history of mathematics

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