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Wittgenstein, Finitism, and the Foundations of Mathematics

Mathieu Marion


This book offers a study of Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophy of mathematics. The fact that he wrote more on this subject than on any other indicates its centrality in his thought. The book traces the development of Wittgenstein's thinking in the context of the mathematical and philosophical work of the times to make sense of ideas that have often been misunderstood. In particular, it illuminates the work of the neglected ‘transitional period’ between the Tractatus and the Investigations. The book argues that a study of Wittgenstein's writings on mathematics is essential to a proper understandi ... More

Keywords: Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosophy, mathematics, Tractatus, Investigations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199550470
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550470.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mathieu Marion, author
University of Quebec
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