Some proposals for reviving the philosophy of mathematics

@article{Hersh1979SomePF,
  title={Some proposals for reviving the philosophy of mathematics},
  author={R. Hersh},
  journal={Advances in Mathematics},
  year={1979},
  volume={31},
  pages={31-50}
}
  • R. Hersh
  • Published 1979
  • Mathematics
  • Advances in Mathematics
By “philosophy of mathematics” I mean the working philosophy of the professional mathematician, the philosophical attitude toward his work that is assumed by the researcher, teacher, or user of mathematics. What I propose needs reviving is the discussion of philosophical issues by working mathematicians, especially the central issue-the analysis of truth and meaning in mathematical discourse. The purpose of this article is, first, to describe the philosophical plight of the working… Expand
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