Explanation in ethics and mathematics: debunking and dispensability.

Explanation in ethics and mathematics: debunking and dispensability

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ISBN details

  • ISBN 10: 0198778597
  • ISBN 13: 9780198778592


Overview

How far should our realism extend? For many years philosophers of mathematics and philosophers of ethics have worked independently to address the question of how best to understand the entities apparently referred to by mathematical and ethical talk. But the similarities between their endeavours are not often emphasised. This book provides that emphasis. In particular, it focuses on two types of argumentative strategies that have been deployed in both areas:debunking arguments, and indispensability arguments. Explanation in Ethics and Mathematics considers how argumentative strategies in the philosophy of mathematics might apply to the philosophy of ethics,and vice versa. The papers collected here break new ground in both areas, and illuminate new questions, arguments, and problems of interest to scholars working on realism in any area.

Other Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press,
  • Language: Eng English
  • Format: print
  • Edition: 1
  • Dimensions: x, 257 pages ; 24 cm