60% Proof Lakatos, Proof, and Paraconsistency

  • Graham Priest School of Philosophy, The University of Melbourne
  • Neil Thomason School of Philosophy, The University of Melbourne

Abstract

Imre Lakatos’ Proofs and Refutations is a book well known to those who work in the philosophy of mathematics, though it is perhaps not widely referred to. Its general thrust is out of tenor with the foundationalist perspective that has dominated work in the philosophy of mathematics since the early years of the 20th century. It seems to us, though, that the book contains striking insights into the nature of proof, and the purpose of this paper is to explore and apply some of these.

Author Biographies

Graham Priest, School of Philosophy, The University of Melbourne
Neil Thomason, School of Philosophy, The University of Melbourne
Published
2007-11-28
How to Cite
PRIEST, Graham; THOMASON, Neil. 60% Proof Lakatos, Proof, and Paraconsistency. The Australasian Journal of Logic, [S.l.], v. 5, nov. 2007. ISSN 1448-5052. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/ajl/article/view/1789>. Date accessed: 18 july 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/ajl.v5i0.1789.