Philosophy of Mathematics

Ilhan Izmirli

The philosophy of mathematics is the branch of philosophy that explores the foundation that is, the structural nature of mathematics and its implications.

After a concise review of its historical development, we will briefly touch on the various schools of philosophy of mathematics such as formalism, intuitionism, logicism, Platonism, conventionalism, constructivism, empiricism, and quasi-empiricism. Our goal is to focus on the social constructivist approach to the philosophy of mathematics, which interprets mathematics primarily as a social construct that is, as a product of culture that is subject to correction and change.

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