The Philosophy of Mathematics


THIS work is the outcome of lectures delivered by the author at the University of Amsterdam, and retains in different ways the marks of its origin. Its frequent digressions, its general discursiveness, and its rather sketchy character make it difficult to describe; and many of the topics are so controversial that where one reader will agree with the author, another, equally competent, will entirely dissent. Still, it is an honest and interesting attempt to deal, from the philosophical side, with the fundamental difficulties of mathematics, and as such deserves attention.

Methodologisches und Philosophisches zur Elementar-Mathematik.

By Dr. G. Mannoury. Pp. viii+279.(Haarlem: P. Visser Azn., 1909.) Price 8s. Iod.

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M., G. The Philosophy of Mathematics . Nature 83, 518–519 (1910).

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