FOM: Philosophia Mathematica

Stephen G Simpson simpson at
Wed Jul 11 12:30:39 EDT 2001

 From: Paul Ernest <P.Ernest at>
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 Cc: thomas at cc.UManitoba.CA
 Subject: Journal Philosophia Mathematica
 Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 11:15:13 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)

 Subscriber to this list may already read or 
 subscribe to Philosophia Mathematica, the premier 
 journal in the area of the philosophy of mathematics.
 However in case you are not aware of it or your institution 
 does not subscribe, details can be found at

 For example, picking a volume almost at random:

 Special Issue Mathematical Proof

 YEHUDA RAV, Why Do We Prove Theorems?
 STEWART SHAPIRO, Do not claim too much: Second-order Logic 
 and First-order Logic DOUGLAS BRIDGES and STEVE REEVES, 
 Constructive Mathematics, in Theory and Programming Practice 

 Articles in other issues:
 JC BEALL, From Full Blooded Platonism to Really Full 
 Blooded Platonism 
 G. ALDO ANTONELLI, Conceptions and 
 Paradoxes of Sets 
 COLIN CHEYNE, Problems with Profligate 
 J. M. DIETERLE, Mathematical, Astrological, and 
 Theological Naturalism 
 RICHARD G. HECK, Jr, Grundgesetze 
 der Arithmetik I, Sect. 10 
 Naturalism, Notation, and the Metaphysics of 
 MARK WILSON, To Err is Humean
 Critical studies / Book reviews by Mark Balaguer, Jon Barwise, Mark Colyvan and Edward Zalta, 
 Paul Ernest, Yvon Gauthier, Donald Gillies, A. W. Moore, Michael Resnik, R. S. D. Thomas,
  and Jean Paul van Bendegem of books by Mark Balaguer, George Boolos, Carlo Cellucci, 
 Gregory Chaitin, Paul Ernest, Miguel Espinosa, Paolo Mancosu, Chris Mortensen, Brendan Larvor, 
 and Michael Resnik.


 Philosophia Mathematica is a refereed journal that sets out 
 to disseminate new work in the philosophy of pure and 
 applied mathematics including computing, and, by doing so, 
 to be a means of promoting world-wide scholarly discussion. 

 Philosophy of mathematics is distinct from mathematics and 
 mathematical logic; it is connected with metaphysics, 
 epistemology, philosophy of language, philosophy of 
 science, and ethics. Because of these multiple connections, 
 papers will emphasize a variety of viewpoints. Papers will 
 also vary in the levels of sophistication (mathematical and 
 philosophical) required to read them. Each issue of the 
 journal should have something for both teachers of 
 mathematics and teachers of philosophy, including papers 
 concerning the creation and state of pure mathematics, the 
 learning of mathematics, and the application of 
 mathematics, including computation. By publishing research 
 papers on philosophy of mathematics and related topics from 
 a wide range of standpoints, and by insisting on a high 
 standard of philosophical reasoning and writing, 
 Philosophia Mathematica hopes to appeal to scholars---both 
 mathematical and philosophical. Book reviews (by 
 invitation) and helpful expository papers will also be 

 My interest? I think it's an important journal that should 
 be more widely known, and I both contribute to it and serve 
 on the editorial panel.

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 University of Exeter     Secretary: +44-1392-264877
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