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 Building on the seminal work of Kit Fine in the 1980s, Leon Horsten here develops a new theory of arbitrary entities. He connects this theory to issues and debates in metaphysics, logic, and contemporary philosophy of mathematics, investigating the relation between specific and arbitrary objects and between specific and arbitrary systems of objects. His book shows how this innovative theory is highly applicable to problems in the philosophy of arithmetic, and explores in particular how arbitrary objects can engage with the nineteenthcentury concept of variable mathematical quantities, how they are relevant for debates around mathematical structuralism, and how they can help our understanding of the concept of random variables in statistics. This fully worked through theory will open up new avenues within philosophy of mathematics, bringing in the work of other philosophers such as Saul Kripke, and providing new insights into the development of the foundations of mathematics from the eighteenth century to the present day
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource (xvii, 231 pages)
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 Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 27 May 2019)
 Isbn
 9781139600293
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 The metaphysics and mathematics of arbitrary objects
 Title
 The metaphysics and mathematics of arbitrary objects
 Statement of responsibility
 Leon Horsten
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 Building on the seminal work of Kit Fine in the 1980s, Leon Horsten here develops a new theory of arbitrary entities. He connects this theory to issues and debates in metaphysics, logic, and contemporary philosophy of mathematics, investigating the relation between specific and arbitrary objects and between specific and arbitrary systems of objects. His book shows how this innovative theory is highly applicable to problems in the philosophy of arithmetic, and explores in particular how arbitrary objects can engage with the nineteenthcentury concept of variable mathematical quantities, how they are relevant for debates around mathematical structuralism, and how they can help our understanding of the concept of random variables in statistics. This fully worked through theory will open up new avenues within philosophy of mathematics, bringing in the work of other philosophers such as Saul Kripke, and providing new insights into the development of the foundations of mathematics from the eighteenth century to the present day
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 Horsten, Leon
 Dewey number
 510.1
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QA8.4
 LC item number
 .H67 2019
 Literary form
 non fiction
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 Mathematics
 Reasoning
 Logic
 Metaphysics
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 The metaphysics and mathematics of arbitrary objects, Leon Horsten
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 Extent
 1 online resource (xvii, 231 pages)
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 online
 Isbn
 9781139600293
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 computer
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 rdamedia
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 The metaphysics and mathematics of arbitrary objects, Leon Horsten
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 Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 27 May 2019)
 Carrier category
 online resource
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 cr
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Control code
 CR9781139600293
 Extent
 1 online resource (xvii, 231 pages)
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9781139600293
 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 c
 Other physical details
 digital, PDF file(s).
 Specific material designation
 remote
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