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By Stephen Pollard

This booklet is predicated on premises: one can't comprehend philosophy of arithmetic with out figuring out arithmetic and one can't comprehend arithmetic without doing arithmetic. It attracts readers into philosophy of arithmetic by way of having them do arithmetic. It bargains 298 workouts, masking philosophically very important fabric, provided in a philosophically educated approach. The workouts provide readers possibilities to recreate a few arithmetic that may remove darkness from very important readings in philosophy of mathematics. subject matters contain primitive recursive mathematics, Peano mathematics, Gödel's theorems, interpretability, the hierarchy of units, Frege mathematics and intuitionist sentential common sense. The publication is meant for readers who comprehend simple houses of the common and real numbers and feature a few historical past in formal logic.

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