Three Forms of Naturalism

Penelope Maddy

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195148770
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835560 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

Three Forms of Naturalism

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This chapter compares and contrasts Quine’s naturalism with the versions of two post-Quineans (Burgess and Maddy) on the nature of science, logic, and mathematics. The role of indispensability in the philosophy of mathematics is treated in detail.

Keywords: Quine; naturalism; Burgess; Maddy; science; logic; mathematics; indispensability

Chapter.  10324 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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