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The metaphysics and mathematics of arbitrary objects, Leon Horsten

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The metaphysics and mathematics of arbitrary objects
Title
The metaphysics and mathematics of arbitrary objects
Statement of responsibility
Leon Horsten
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Author
Subject
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 nineteenth-century 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
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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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
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Mathematics
  • Reasoning
  • Logic
  • Metaphysics
Label
The metaphysics and mathematics of arbitrary objects, Leon Horsten
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 27 May 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • 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
Label
The metaphysics and mathematics of arbitrary objects, Leon Horsten
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 27 May 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • 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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