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Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Mathematics and Physics


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Recent years have seen a surge of interest in the topics discussed by philosophers of mathematics and physics, particularly those relating to the way in which these disciplines intersect. Titles in this series cover a wide range of exciting and dynamic issues such as category theory, mathematical proofs, computability, emergence, time travel, quantum black holes, and string theory. Authors explore leading questions concerning new directions in the philosophy of mathematics and physics, with the aim of presenting clear, concise, and original monographs for an advanced audience.

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The Emergence of Spacetime in String Theory

The Emergence of Spacetime in String Theory

1st Edition

By Tiziana Vistarini
June 25, 2019

The nature of space and time is one of the most fascinating and fundamental philosophical issues which presently engages at the deepest level with physics. During the last thirty years this notion has been object of an intense critical review in the light of new scientific theories which try to ...

Naturalizing Logico-Mathematical Knowledge Approaches from Philosophy, Psychology and Cognitive Science

Naturalizing Logico-Mathematical Knowledge: Approaches from Philosophy, Psychology and Cognitive Science

1st Edition

Edited By Sorin Bangu
February 12, 2018

This book is meant as a part of the larger contemporary philosophical project of naturalizing logico-mathematical knowledge, and addresses the key question that motivates most of the work in this field: What is philosophically relevant about the nature of logico-mathematical knowledge in recent ...

A Minimalist Ontology of the Natural World

A Minimalist Ontology of the Natural World

1st Edition

By Michael Esfeld, Dirk-Andre Deckert
November 03, 2017

This book seeks to work out which commitments are minimally sufficient to obtain an ontology of the natural world that matches all of today’s well-established physical theories. We propose an ontology of the natural world that is defined only by two axioms: (1) There are distance relations that ...

The Logical Foundations of Scientific Theories Languages, Structures, and Models

The Logical Foundations of Scientific Theories: Languages, Structures, and Models

1st Edition

By Decio Krause, Jonas R.B. Arenhart
August 02, 2016

This book addresses the logical aspects of the foundations of scientific theories. Even though the relevance of formal methods in the study of scientific theories is now widely recognized and regaining prominence, the issues covered here are still not generally discussed in philosophy of science. ...

Einstein, Tagore and the Nature of Reality

Einstein, Tagore and the Nature of Reality

1st Edition

Edited By Partha Ghose
July 06, 2016

The nature of reality has been a long-debated issue among scientists and philosophers. In 1930, Rabindranath Tagore and Albert Einstein had a long conversation on the nature of reality. This conversation has been widely quoted and discussed by scientists, philosophers and scholars from the literary...

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