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Analysis and Interpretation in the Exact Sciences

Essays in Honour of William Demopoulos

  • Original contributions from world-leading researchers in philosophy

  • Breadth of philosophical perspective: emphasizes links between analytic philosophy, foundations of mathematics, andinterpretive problems in scientific theories

  • Breadth of topics: contributions in the philosophy of physics, philosophy and history of mathematics, philosophy of language, logic and contemporary analytic philosophy

Part of the book series: The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science (WONS, volume 78)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Perception, Language, and Realism

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
    2. Seeing Things Move

      • Michael Dummett
      Pages 21-30
    3. Long Ago, in a Context Far Away

      • Mark Wilson
      Pages 57-73
  3. Foundations of Mathematics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-115
    2. Frege and Benacerraf’s Problem

      • Crispin Wright
      Pages 117-133
    3. More on Frege and Hilbert

      • Michael Hallett
      Pages 135-162
  4. Foundations of Physics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 177-177
    2. Quantum Mechanics and Ontology

      • Hilary Putnam
      Pages 179-189
    3. Is Information the Key?

      • Jeffrey Bub
      Pages 219-233
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 253-267

About this book

The essays in this volume concern the points of intersection between analytic philosophy and the philosophy of the exact sciences. More precisely, it concern connections between knowledge in mathematics and the exact sciences, on the one hand, and the conceptual foundations of knowledge in general. Its guiding idea is that, in contemporary philosophy of science, there are profound problems of theoretical interpretation-- problems that transcend both the methodological concerns of general philosophy of science, and the technical concerns of philosophers of particular sciences. A fruitful approach to these problems combines the study of scientific detail with the kind of conceptual analysis that is characteristic of the modern analytic tradition. Such an approach is shared by these contributors: some primarily known as analytic philosophers, some as philosophers of science, but all deeply aware that the problems of analysis and interpretation link these fields together.

Keywords

  • Analytic Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Lanuage
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • Philosophy of Physics
  • Philosophy of Science

Editors and Affiliations

  • , History of Science and Technology Progra, University of King's College, Halifax, Canada

    Melanie Frappier

  • , Philosophy, Brandon University, Brandon, Canada

    Derek Brown

  • , Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

    Robert DiSalle

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 129.00
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  • ISBN: 978-94-007-2582-9
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book USD 169.00
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Hardcover Book USD 169.00
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