The reason's proper study: Essays towards a Neo-Fregean Philosophy of Mathematics

  • Hale B
  • Wright C
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Bob Hale and Crispin Wright draw together here the key writings in which they have worked out their distinctive neo-Fregean approach to the philosophy of mathematics. The two main components in Frege's mathematical philosophy were his Platonism and his logicism--the claims, respectively, that mathematics is a body of knowledge about independently existing objects, and that this knowledge may be acquired on the basis of general logical laws and suitable definitions. The central thesis of this collection is that Frege was--his own eventual recantation notwithstanding--substantially right in both claims. (publisher, edited)

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Hale, B., & Wright, C. (2001). The reason’s proper study: Essays towards a Neo-Fregean Philosophy of Mathematics. Clarendon Press.

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