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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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Toward a Defensible Empiricism

Toward a Defensible Empiricism

(p.88) 5 Toward a Defensible Empiricism
The Nature of Mathematical Knowledge

Philip Kitcher (Contributor Webpage)

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The next stage is to set up the main question for the rest of the book: How is empirical mathematical knowledge possible? The outline of an answer is given: relatively simple experiences provide knowledge of elementary mathematics; the historical process extends the basic mathematical knowledge in extraordinary ways.

Keywords:   a priori, apriorism, evolutionary theory, history of mathematics, mathematical knowledge

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