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Rethinking Knowledge

The Heuristic View

  • Carlo¬†Cellucci

Part of the European Studies in Philosophy of Science book series (ESPS, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Carlo Cellucci
    Pages 1-8
  3. The Nature of Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
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      Pages 11-29
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      Pages 31-39
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      Pages 41-52
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  4. The Nature of Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
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      Pages 65-81
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      Pages 83-92
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      Pages 93-106
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  5. The Methods to Acquire Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
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  6. The Nature of Mathematical Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
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  7. Coda

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      Pages 375-375
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 401-427

About this book

Introduction

This monograph addresses the question of the increasing irrelevance of philosophy, which has seen scientists as well as philosophers concluding that philosophy is dead and has dissolved into the sciences. It seeks to answer the question of whether or not philosophy can still be fruitful and what kind of philosophy can be such.

The author argues that from its very beginning philosophy has focused on knowledge and methods for acquiring knowledge. This view, however, has generally been abandoned in the last century with the belief that, unlike the sciences, philosophy makes no observations or experiments and requires only thought. Thus, in order for philosophy to once again be relevant, it needs to return to its roots and focus on knowledge as well as methods for acquiring knowledge.

Accordingly, this book deals with several questions about knowledge that are essential to this view of philosophy, including mathematical knowledge. Coverage examines such issues as the nature of knowledge; plausibility and common sense; knowledge as problem solving; modeling scientific knowledge; mathematical objects, definitions, diagrams; mathematics and reality; and more.

This monograph presents a new approach to philosophy, epistemology, and the philosophy of mathematics. It will appeal to graduate students and researchers with interests in the role of knowledge, the analytic method, models of science, and mathematics and reality.

Keywords

Role of Knowledge Knowledge and Reality Knowledge and Discovery Analytic Method Analytic-Synthetic Method Axiomatic Method Models of Science Mathematical Objects Mathematical Explanations Mathematics and Reality

Authors and affiliations

  • Carlo¬†Cellucci
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophySapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53237-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53236-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53237-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-4228
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-4236
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