About the Book
This book provides an introduction to the major issues in the philosophy of mathematics, and the historically important views on these issues. Some familiarity with mathematics is a prerequisite for thinking about these issues. This edition is a brilliant exposition of the historical and conceptual development mathematical philosophy. This edition is intended for laymen, but none of the essence of the philosophy of mathematics has been omitted; it is not a simple book, but it is rewarding.
About the Author
John Francis was researcher of Mathematical Philosophy at Purdue University. He received a B.S. from Queens College in New York City, an M.A. from Columbia, and doing Ph.D. in Stanford. She taught at Oregon and Michigan State before coming to Purdue. Francis was the author of more than 20 papers related to philosophy of Mathematics.