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Reference: Antony Eagle, (2008). Mathematics and conceptual analysis. Synthese, 161 (1), 67-88.

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Title: Mathematics and conceptual analysis

Abstract: Gödel argued that intuition has an important role to play in mathematical epistemology, and despite the infamy of his own position, this opinion still has much to recommend it. Intuitions and folk platitudes play a central role in philosophical enquiry too, and have recently been elevated to a central position in one project for understanding philosophical methodology: the so-called 'Canberra plan'. This philosophical role for intuitions suggests an analogous epistemology for some fundamental parts of mathematics which casts a number of themes in recent philosophy of mathematics (concerning a priority and fictionalism, for example) in revealing new light.

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Peer Review status:Peer reviewed
Version:Accepted Manuscript
Notes:Citation: Eagle, A. (2008). 'Mathematics and conceptual analysis', Synthese 161 (1), 67-88. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.
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institutionUniversity of Oxford
facultyHumanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
oxfordCollegeExeter College
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Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Publisher Website: http://www.springer.com/
Host: Synthese see more from them
Volume: 161
Issue: 1
Extent: 67-88
Issue Date: 2008-March
Copyright Date: 2007-01-20
Issn: 0039-7857
Eissn: 1573-0964
Urn: uuid:937c6d04-a5c9-4d8b-ad41-46f66ebc9997
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Type: Article: post-print;
Language: en
Version: Accepted Manuscript
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