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Philosophy of Mathematics

Selected Writings

by Charles S. Peirce

Edited by Matthew E. Moore

Published by: Indiana University Press

336 Pages, 6.12 x 9.25 x 0.94 in, 3 b&w illus.

  • Paperback
  • 9780253222657
  • Published: August 2010


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  • 9780253004697
  • Published: August 2010


The philosophy of mathematics plays a vital role in the mature philosophy of Charles S. Peirce. Peirce received rigorous mathematical training from his father and his philosophy carries on in decidedly mathematical and symbolic veins. For Peirce, math was a philosophical tool and many of his most productive ideas rest firmly on the foundation of mathematical principles. This volume collects Peirce's most important writings on the subject, many appearing in print for the first time. Peirce's determination to understand matter, the cosmos, and "the grand design" of the universe remain relevant for contemporary students of science, technology, and symbolic logic.