nLab foundations and philosophy

The boundary between philosophical and logical foundational studies of mathematics is very unclear indeed – one has only to think of Russell’s part in Principia Mathematica. For a discussion of more obviously logical foundational aspects of category theory see foundations.

To be done

Philosophical papers

Jean-Pierre Marquis, 1995, Category Theory and the Foundations of Mathematics: Philosophical Excavations. Synthese 103 (3).

Jean-Pierre Marquis, 2008, From a Geometrical Point of View

Steve Awodey, 2004, An Answer to Hellman’s Question: “Does Category Theory Provide a Foundation for Mathematical Structuralism?”

Ralph Krömer, 2007, Tool and Object: A History and Philosophy of Category Theory

Colin McLarty, 2005, Learning from Questions on Categorical Foundations

Colin McLarty, 2004, ‘Exploring Categorical Structuralism’, Philosophia Mathematica, 12, 37–53.

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