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Table Of Contents

Introduction3
PART IPERSPECTIVE
PART IISTRUCTURALISM
3Structure71
PART IIIRAMIFICATIONS AND APPLICATIONS
References263
Introduction
Mathematics and Its Philosophy
1Slogans
2Methodology
3Philosophy
4Interlude on Antirealism
5Quine
6A Role for the External
1Opening
2Ontology: Object
3Ontology: Structure
4Theories of Structure
5Mathematics: Structures, All the Way Down
6Addendum: Function and Structure
Epistemology and Reference
1Epistemic Preamble
2Small Finite Structure: Abstraction and Pattern Recognition
3Long Strings and Large Natural Numbers
4To the Infinite: The Natural-number Structure
5Indiscernability, Identity, and Object
6Ontological Interlude
7Implicit Definition and Structure
8Existence and Uniqueness: Coherence and Categoricity
9Conclusions: Language, Reference, and Deduction
1When Does Structuralism Begin?
2Geometry, Space, Structure
3A Tale of Two Debates
4Dedekind and ante rem Structures
5Nicholas Bourbaki
1Dynamic Language
2Idealization to the Max
3Construction, Semantics, and Ontology
4Construction, Logic, and Object
5Dynamic Language and Structure
6Synthesis
7Assertion, Modality, and Truth
8Practice, Logic, and Metaphysics
Modality, Structure, Ontology
2Modal Fictionalism
3Modal Structuralism
4Other Bargains
5What Is a Structuralist to Make of All This?
1 Structure and Science—the Problem
2Application and Structure
4Maybe It Is Structures All the Way Down
References
Index
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Stewart Shapiro Philosophy of Mathematics Structure and Ontology 1997.pdf

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