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Proofs and Refutations

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by Imre Lakatos
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Proofs and Refutations by Imre Lakatos

Imre Lakatos's Proofs and Refutations is an enduring classic, which has never lost its relevance. Taking the form of a dialogue between a teacher and some students, the book considers various solutions to mathematical problems and, in the process, raises important questions about the nature of mathematical discovery and methodology. Lakatos shows that mathematics grows through a process of improvement by attempts at proofs and critiques of these attempts, and his work continues to inspire mathematicians and philosophers aspiring to develop a philosophy of mathematics that accounts for both the static and the dynamic complexity of mathematical practice. With a specially commissioned Preface written by Paolo Mancosu, this book has been revived for a new generation of readers.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 196
Size: 3.5 MB
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781316426890 (DRM-PDF)

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