Reflections on Mathematics
Edward N. Zalta
in Philosophy of Mathematics: Five Questions, V.F. Hendricks
and H. Leitgeb (eds.), New York, London: Automatic Press/VIP,
2007, pp. 313–328.
This paper contains answers to the following Five questions, posed by
the editors are answered: (1) Why were you initially drawn to the
foundations of mathematics and/or the philosophy of mathematics? (2)
What example(s) from your work (or the work of others) illustrates the
use of mathematics for philosophy? (3) What is the proper role of
philosophy of mathematics in relation to logic, foundations of
mathematics, the traditional core areas of mathematics, and science?
(4) What do you consider the most neglected topics and/or
contributions in late 20th century philosophy of mathematics? (5)
What are the most important open problems in the philosophy of
mathematics and what are the prospects for progress?
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