From Library Journal
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Mary Tiles, University of Hawa'ii
Philosophy of Mathematics is written in a lively and accessible style. It uses a wealth of stimulating examples. and covers a wide variety of topics in the philosophy of mathematics, including some new and little explored questions.
Alexander Bird, University of Edinburgh
The book is filled with Brown's insightful views on many issues in the philosophy of mathematics; most importantly, his love of, and enthusiasm for, his subject is apparent on every page....Students, I think, will be provoked by Brown's up-front approach and inspired to think seriously about the philosophy of mathematics themselves.
All in all this is 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.
Mrk Colyvan, University of Tasmania and University of California, Irvine, Philosophy in Review