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Nineteenth century analysis as philosophy of mathematics

Gray, Jeremy (2009). Nineteenth century analysis as philosophy of mathematics. In: Van Kerkhove, Bart ed. New Perspectives on Mathematical Practice. Singapore: World Scientific, pp. 138–149.

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Historians and philosophers of mathematics share an interest in the nature of mathematics: what it is, what features affect its growth, how it informs other disciplines. But much of the work done in history and philosophy of mathematics suggests that the two groups largely work in isolation. A reconsideration of the history of mathematical analysis in the 19th Century suggests that history and philosophy of mathematics can be done together to the advantage of both, and also how legitimately different enquiries need not drive them apart.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2009 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
ISBN: 981-281-222-9, 978-981-281-222-3
Keywords: mathematical analysis; philosophy of mathematics
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 27170
Depositing User: Jeremy Gray
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 12:52
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 02:47
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