Synthese Library

Kant’s Philosophy of Mathematics

Modern Essays

Editors: Posy, C.J. (Ed.)

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Kant's views about mathematics were controversial in his own time, and they have inspired or infuriated thinkers ever since. Though specific Kantian doctrines fell into disrepute earlier in this century, the past twenty-five years have seen a surge of interest in and respect for Kant's philosophy of mathematics among both Kant scholars and philosophers of mathematics.
The present volume includes the classic papers from the 1960s and 1970s which spared this renaissance of interest, together with updated postscripts by their authors. It also includes the most important recent work on Kant's philosophy of mathematics. The essays bring to bear a wealth of detailed Kantian scholarship, together with powerful new interpretative tools drawn from modern mathematics, logic and philosophy. The cumulative effect of this collection upon the reader will be a deeper understanding of the centrality of mathematics in all aspects of Kant's thought and a renewed respect for the power of Kant's thinking about mathematics. The essays contained in this volume will set the agenda for further work on Kant's philosophy of mathematics for some time to come.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Mathematics in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason

    Posy, Carl J.

    Pages 1-17

  • Kant on the Mathematical Method

    Hintikka, Jaakko

    Pages 21-42

  • Kant’s Philosophy of Arithmetic

    Parsons, Charles

    Pages 43-79

  • Singular Terms and Intuitions in Kant’s Epistemology

    Thompson, Manley

    Pages 81-107

  • Kant and the Foundations of Mathematics

    Kitcher, Philip

    Pages 109-131

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kant’s Philosophy of Mathematics
Book Subtitle
Modern Essays
Editors
  • C.J. Posy
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
219
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8046-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8046-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1495-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4105-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 380
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