**I. GENERAL INTRODUCTION**
1. The Promethean Task of Bringing Mathematics to Earth

*Sal Restivo*

**II. PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES**

2. Foundations of Mathematics or Mathematical Practice: Is One Forced to Choose?

*Jean Paul Van Bendegem*

3. A Naturalized Epistemology for a Platonist Mathematical Ontology

*Michael D. Resnik*

4. Mathematical Skepticism: Are We Brains in a Countable Vat?

*Thomas Tymoczko*

5. Philosophical Problems of Mathematics in the Light of Evolutionary Epistemology

*Yehuda Rav*

**III. MATHEMATICS, POLITICS, AND PEDAGOGY**

6. Mathematics as a Means and as a System

*Roland Fischer*

7. Reflections on the Foundations of Research on Women and Mathematics

*Helga Jungwirth*

8. Politicizing the Mathematics Classroom

*Nel Noddings*

9. The Dialogical Nature of Reflective Knowledge

*Ole Skovsmose*

10. Applied Mathematics as Social Contract

*Philip J. Davis*

**IV. MATHEMATICS, SOCIETY, AND SOCIAL CHANGE**

11. Mathematics and Social Change

*Roland Fischer*

12. The Social System of Mathematics and National Socialism: A Survey

*Herbert Mehrtens*

13. The Social Life of Mathematics

*Sal Restivo*

Contributors

Subject Index

Name Index