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Mathematics and the Image of Reason

Mathematics and the Image of Reason

1st Edition

By Mary Tiles
April 07, 2015

A thorough account of the philosophy of mathematics. In a cogent account the author argues against the view that mathematics is solely logic....

Time, Space and Philosophy

Time, Space and Philosophy

1st Edition

By Christopher Ray
April 24, 2014

This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible introduction to the philosophy of space and time. Ray considers in detail the central questions of space and time which arizse from the ideas of Zeno, Newton, Mach, Leibniz and Einstein. Time, Space and Philosophy extends the debate in ...

Metaphysics of Consciousness

Metaphysics of Consciousness

1st Edition

By William Seager
April 14, 2014

Metaphysics of Consciousness opens with a development of the physicalist outlook that denies the need for any explanation of the mental. This "inexplicability" is demonstrated not to be sufficient as refutation of physicalism. However, the inescapable particularity of modes of consciousness ...

Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Science

Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Science

1st Edition

By André Kukla
May 25, 2000

Social constructionists maintain that we invent the properties of the world rather than discover them. Is reality constructed by our own activity? Do we collectively invent the world rather than discover it?André Kukla presents a comprehensive discussion of the philosophical issues that ...

Philosophical Theories of Probability

Philosophical Theories of Probability

1st Edition

By Donald Gillies
August 24, 2000

The Twentieth Century has seen a dramatic rise in the use of probability and statistics in almost all fields of research. This has stimulated many new philosophical ideas on probability. Philosophical Theories of Probability is the first book to present a clear, comprehensive and systematic account...

The Philosophical Defence of Psychiatry

The Philosophical Defence of Psychiatry

1st Edition

By Lawrie Reznek
November 04, 2011

By first analysing the arguments of psychiatry's critics and the philosophical ideas of such thinkers as Freud, Eysenck, Laing, Szasz, Sedgwick and Foucault and by then providing answers to the many contentious and diverse questions raised, Dr. Reznek aims to establish a philosophical defence of ...

Psychological Knowledge A Social History and Philosophy

Psychological Knowledge: A Social History and Philosophy

1st Edition

By Martin Kusch
March 30, 2006

Psychologists and philosophers have assumed that psychological knowledge is knowledge about, and held by, the individual mind. Psychological Knowledge challenges these views. It argues that bodies of psychological knowledge are social institutions like money or the monarchy, and that mental states ...

Living in a Technological Culture Human Tools and Human Values

Living in a Technological Culture: Human Tools and Human Values

1st Edition

By Hans Oberdiek, Mary Tiles
November 16, 1995

Technology is no longer confined to the laboratory but has become an established part of our daily lives. Its sophistication offers us power beyond our human capacity which can either dazzle or threaten; it depends who is in control. Living in a Technological Culture challenges traditionally held ...

The Laboratory of the Mind Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences

The Laboratory of the Mind: Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences

1st Edition

By James Robert Brown
April 29, 1993

Thought experiments are performed in the laboratory of the mind. Beyond this metaphor it is difficult to say just what these remarkable devices for investigating nature are or how they work. Though most scientists and philosophers would admit their great importance, there has been very little ...

The Ethics of Science An Introduction

The Ethics of Science: An Introduction

1st Edition

By David B. Resnik
March 26, 1998

Ethics of Science is a comprehensive and student-friendly introduction to the study of ethics in science and scientific research. The book covers: * Science and Ethics * Ethical Theory and Applications * Science as a Profession * Standards of Ethical Conduct in Science * Objectivity in Research * ...

Philosophy of Mathematics An Introduction to a World of Proofs and Pictures

Philosophy of Mathematics: An Introduction to a World of Proofs and Pictures

1st Edition

By James Robert Brown
July 29, 1999

Philosophy of Mathematics is an excellent introductory text. This student friendly book discusses the great philosophers and the importance of mathematics to their thought. It includes the following topics:* the mathematical image* platonism* picture-proofs* applied mathematics* Hilbert and Godel...

Verificationism Its History and Prospects

Verificationism: Its History and Prospects

1st Edition

By C.J. Misak
November 23, 1995

Verificationism is the first comprehensive history of a concept that dominated philosophy and scientific methodology between the 1930s and the 1960s. The verificationist principle - the concept that a belief with no connection to experience is spurious - is the most sophisticated version of ...

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