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Abstractionism: Essays in Philosophy of Mathematics

Philip A Ebert and Marcus Rossberg


The collection contains an extensive introduction and 16 original papers on the philosophical and mathematical aspects of Abstractionism—a position in the philosophy of mathematics which is a development of Frege’s original Logicism. The collection is structured as follows: After an extensive editors’ introduction to the topic of abstractionism, part II contains five contributions that deal with semantics and metaontology of Abstractionism, as well as the so-called Caesar Problem. Part III collects four contributions that discuss abstractionist epistemology, focusing on the idea of implicit de ... More

Keywords: Abstractionism, abstraction principles, metaontology, semantics, epistemology, logic, application

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199645268
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645268.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip A Ebert, editor
University of Stirling

Marcus Rossberg, editor
University of Connecticut

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