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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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198239750.003.0011

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Kitcher's Ideal Agents

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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

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