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Table Of Contents

1 The Problem of Existence in Mathematics
1. The Philosophical Problem
2.Quine's Platonism
3.Gödel's Platonism
4.Heyting's Intuitionism
2 The Constructibility Quanti ers
1. Introduction
2. The Language L
3. The Language L*
4. Some Objections Considered
3 Constructibility and Open-Sentences
1. The Constructibility of Open-Sentences
2. A Simple Type Theory for Open-Sentences
3. A Comparison With a Predicative System
4. The Logical Space of Open-Sentences
5. The Kinds of Open-Sentences to Be Discussed
6.Quine's Objections to Modality
4 The Deductive System
1. The Language Lt
2. The Theory Ct
The Axiom of Extensionality
Identity Axioms
The Axiom of Abstraction
The Hypothesis of In nity
3. Objections to Type Theory
4. Objections to the Constructibility Theory
5 Cardinality and Number Theory
1. Formal Developments
2. Philosophical Ampli cations
6 Measurable Quantities and Analysis
1. A Standard Development of Real Analysis
2. A Theory of Lengths
Fundamentals
Rational Lengths
Real Lengths
3. Geometrical Representations of Functions
4.Putnam's Case for Realism
5. Complex Analysis
6. Applications by Means of Structural Identity
7 Mathematical Structuralism
2. The Structuralist View of Applications
3.Resnik on the Nature of Structures
4. An Evaluation of Shapiro's Account of Mathematics
5. An Evaluation of Resnik's Account of Structures
8 Science Without Numbers
1. Introduction to Field's Instrumentalism
2. The Conservation Theorem
3.Field's Cardinality Theory
4.Field's Nominalistic Physics
5. Some Doubts About the Adequacy of Field's View
6. A Comparison With the Constructibility Theory
7. A Re-Examination of Resnik's Reasoning
8. The Neo-Quinian Argument Reconsidered
9 Why Burgess Is a Moderate Realist
1. A Dilemma for the Nominalist
2. A False Dilemma
2. Problems of Reference for Mathematical Platonism
3.Maddy's Solution
4. Doubts About Maddy's Solution
5. Concluding Comments
11 Kitcher's Ideal Agents
1.Kitcher's Account of Mathematical Knowledge
2. An Analysis of Kitcher's View: Details and Doubts
Kitcher's Psychologistic Analysis of Knowledge
Are the Theorems of Mathematics Known to Be True?
Do People Believe What Kitcher Implies That They Do?
Kitcher's Theory of Arithmetic
Kitcher's Version of Set Theory
Kitcher's Explanation of How Mathematics Is Applied
Has Kitcher Accounted for Our Mathematical Knowledge?
Zermelo's Axioms
12 De ationism and Mathematical Truth
2. A Reconsideration of the Veridicality of Mathematics
AppendixField's Nominalistic Logical Theory
Postscript
Bibliography
Index
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Constructibility and Mathematical Existence (Charles S. Chihara)

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