"Extraordinary! A brilliant, important book. Summing up: Highly recommended."
―M. Schiff, CHOICE
"…The book has been written in a very clear, lively way, it is a pleasure to read. It is very accessible, even entertaining, and the author is very good in explaining issues without technicalities. … Summarizing: a very elegant, accessible and up-to-date book on the philosophy of mathematics, not only very appropriate for beginners, but also a must for experts."
―H.C.M. de Swart, Zentralblatt MATH 1171
Praise for the First Edition:
"This book is a breath of fresh air for undergraduate philosophy of mathematics. Very accessible and even entertaining, Brown explains most of the issues without technicalities. "
―Janet Folina, Macalester College
"A wonderful introduction to the philosophy of mathematics. It's lively, accessible, and, above all, a terrific read. It would make an ideal text for an undergraduate course on the philosophy of mathematics; indeed, I recommend it to anyone interested in the philosophy of mathematics ― even specialists in the area can learn from this book."
―Mark Colyvan, University of Sydney