Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic

Book Review: Charles S. Chihara. A Structural Account of Mathematics

Alan Baker

Article information

Source
Notre Dame J. Formal Logic Volume 47, Number 3 (2006), 435-442.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 17 November 2006

Permanent link to this document
http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ndjfl/1163775447

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1305/ndjfl/1163775447

Subjects
Primary: 00A30: Philosophy of mathematics [See also 03A05]
Secondary: 03A05: Philosophical and critical {For philosophy of mathematics, see also 00A30}

Keywords
constructibility structuralism fictionalism indispensability arguments

Citation

Baker, Alan. Book Review: Charles S. Chihara. A Structural Account of Mathematics . Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 47 (2006), no. 3, 435--442. doi:10.1305/ndjfl/1163775447. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ndjfl/1163775447.


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References

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