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Applied Formal Philosophy: Some Reflections on the Program

  • Gillman Payette
  • Rafal UrbaniakEmail author
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Part of the Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning book series (LARI, volume 14)

Abstract

What is mathematical philosophy? How is it different from philosophy? How is it applied? As to the first, in mathematical philosophy one uses mathematical tools to shed light on philosophical questions. Conceived in that way, all mathematical philosophy is applied: mathematical philosophy is just mathematics applied in philosophy. The pressing question is how mathematical philosophy is really different from philosophy?

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Acknowledgements

Gillman Payette would like to thank the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for supporting this work through a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Centre for Logic and Philosophy of ScienceGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  3. 3.Institute of Philosophy, Journalism and SociologyUniversity of GdańskGdańskPoland

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