Social Constructivism as A Philosophy of Mathematics

Social Constructivism as A Philosophy of Mathematics

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Univ of New York Press
Extends the ideas of social constructivism to the philosophy of mathematics, developing a powerful critique of traditional absolutist conceptions of mathematics, and proposing a reconceptualization of the philosophy of mathematics.



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Proposes social constructivism as a novel philosophy of mathematics, critiquing traditional absolutist conceptions of mathematics and the field of philosophy of mathematics itself. Offers new analyses of the contributions of Wittgenstein and Lakatos to the philosophy of mathematics, and develops a theory of mathematical knowledge and its relation to the social context, based on the theory of conversation. Builds a rhetoric of mathematics to account for proof in mathematics, offers an account of the social construction of subjective knowledge, and considers the values of mathematics and its social responsibility. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c1998
ISBN: 9780585075587
0585075581
0791435881
0791435873
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 315 p.)

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