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What kind of things are numbers?

A talk and discussion about numbers


In what manner do numbers exist? Are they the subjective products of mental processes? Or do they, as Plato would have it, belong to a separate realm of ideal existence that our mathematical thoughts somehow access? In what way might the existence of the number 4 be like that of the North Sea?

Alexander Paseau is a Lecturer at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Wadham College. He is the co-editor of Mathematical Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2007). He is writing a general introduction to the philosophy of mathematics under the provisional title, What is a Number?


Speaker(s):

Alexander Paseau | talks

 

Date and Time:

25 June 2013 at 8:00 pm

Duration:

3 hours

 

Venue:

The Wheatsheaf
25 Rathbone Place
London
W1T 1DG

http://www.bigi.org.uk
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