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  • Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy
  • Hardcover: 856 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (February 10, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195148770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195148770
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 2.6 x 7.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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"The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic is a very accessible, wide ranging work that serves not only to indicate the 'state of the art' in the given area, but, remarkably, also serves as a very fine introduction to the field. I recommend it highly, both to workers in the given field and, equally, to the 'general philosopher,' regardless of one's main area." --Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews


"The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic is most certainly here to stay for a very long time. The quality of each of the contributions is reflected in the authors' stimulating writing. The handbook can add substantially to the emerging thoughts and studies on the subject."--Current Engineering Practice


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Stewart Shapiro is O'Donnell Professor of Philosophy at The Ohio State University and Professorial Fellow at the Arché Centre, University of St. Andrews.

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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Martijn13Maart1970 on July 7, 2006
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Anyone looking for a synopsis on collected essays on this subject need look no further. This is not only because of the relative scarcity of books on this subject. I would say this book will become (if it is not already) the bible of the philosophy of maths, like the book of Hardy is on number theory.

The chapters start in a readable manner also for laymen like me. For these introductions in prose (I mean without logic formulas and math language)alone the book is worth the buy.

I have to admit though that to fully comprehend the details, more advanced maths knowledge is necessary. But everything is there, all the key-figures that played and play a role in the discussion on this subject, and a discussion on what they have done and how their contribution adds to this relatively new field.

Highly recommended, among the works of Shapiro himself.
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The amazing thing about the little handful of books on Mathematical Philosophy--2 by Shapiro, Frege, Russell and of course Benacerraf and Putnam's classic, is the paucity of literature in this key field!
Some will say that mathematical philosophy, or the closely related philosophy of mathematics, only began in the 1980's in earnest. But reading the "big 5" shows threads going back to antiquity. The field is far from settled, and the two aspects--the philosophy of math itself, and the closely related field of applying math and logic TO other branches of philosophy, has enough active journalized information in the mid 2014+ years to fill 50 volumes. Since thousands have been written in mainline philosophy, and even the philosophy of science as well as logic, this is not without surprise and mystery.

The good news is that an invested, energetic reader can pick up this handful of keys and be in the top percent of folks on the planet with a good foundation! This is hardly true of any other field. I'd start with Shapiro's Oxford Encylopedia, study Benacerraf and Putnam's classic collection of essays, then finish with Shapiro's deep and difficult "Thinking about" and of course Russell and Frege for historic and specialized puzzle pieces.
One "sleeper" I'd like to recommend that is not usually included in comparisons of books in this field is Steinhart: More Precisely: The Math You Need to Do Philosophy.

Eric helps with both math within philosophy (the basics) and tangentially helps with the math used as examples within the philosophy OF math. Beyond the issues of categorization, discovery, math as model vs.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yimin Kui on October 5, 2014
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7 of 17 people found the following review helpful By E. P. J. Loon on August 29, 2007
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The book is a very good and comprehensive overview of the current field. It contains a lot of separate essays that present a good picture of the area under investigation.

I recommend this book to everybody who is interested in this field.
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