Why Axiomatize Arithmetic?
Sayward (Charles)
Source: Sorites 16, December 2005
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    This is a dialogue in the philosophy of mathematics. The following issues are discussed: Are the Peano axioms for arithmetic epistemologically irrelevant? What is the source of our knowledge of these axioms? What is the epistemological relationship between arithmetical laws and the particularities of numbers?


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