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Croatian Journal of Philosophy

Volume 3, Issue 1, 2003

James Robert Brown
Pages 1-20

Kitcher’s Mathematical Naturalism

Recent years have seen a number of naturalist accounts of mathematics. Philip Kitcher’s version is one of the most important and influential. This paper includes a critical exposition of Kitcher’s views and a discussion of several issues including: mathematical epistemology, practice, history, the nature of applied mathematics. It argues that naturalism is an inadequate account and compares it with mathematical Platonism, to the advantage of the latter.

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