# What Are Numbers? Philosophy of Mathematics

September 11, 2016 4:33 pm

What is mathematics about and how do we acquire mathematical knowledge? Is mathematics something discovered or invented? Daniel Sutherland discusses such issues in the philosophy of mathematics, explaining some of the basic difficulties involved in trying to say what numbers are and how we come to know them. This is an episode of Elucidations, a University of Chicago philosophy podcast.

**Category:**Philosophy