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Kant’s Philosophy of Mathematics

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[Revised entry by Lisa Shabel on August 11, 2021. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Kant was a student and a teacher of mathematics throughout his career, and his reflections on mathematics and mathematical practice had a profound impact on his philosophical thought (Martin 1985; Moretto 2015). He developed considered philosophical views on the status of mathematical judgment, the nature of mathematical concepts, definitions, axioms and proof, and the relation between pure mathematics and the natural world. Moreover, his approach to the general question "how are synthetic judgments a priori...

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