Intro to the Philosophy of Mathematics (Ray Monk)

source: Philosophical Overdose    2016年8月21日
A very good introductory talk on the philosophy of mathematics by Ray Monk. He considers the issue of the nature of mathematical truth, what mathematics is actually about, and discusses the views of Plato, Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, and Bertrand Russell...
From the time of Plato onwards, people have regarded mathematical truth as an ideal. Unlike ordinary, empirical truth, it is held that mathematical truth is eternal, incorrigible, and certain. This talk looks at the ways in which philosophers have tried to account for the special nature of mathematical truth.
Ray Monk is a British philosopher well known for his writings on Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, and the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer.
This talk is part of the Philosophy Cafe series given at the University of Southampton. Subtitles/transcript have been added.

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