Kitcher's Ideal Agents

Charles S. Chihara

in Constructibility and Mathematical Existence

Published in print June 1991 | ISBN: 9780198239758
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597190 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Kitcher's Ideal Agents

Show Summary Details


Compares and contrasts Philip Kitcher's Ideal Agent account of mathematics with the constructibility view of this work. Raises a variety of doubts about the cogency of Kitcher's account and points out several weaknesses in the account.

Keywords: Ideal Agent; Philip Kitcher

Chapter.  14459 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.