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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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Scientific Understanding and Representation Modeling in the Physical Sciences

Scientific Understanding and Representation: Modeling in the Physical Sciences

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Kareem Khalifa, Insa Lawler, Elay Shech
November 11, 2022

This volume assembles cutting-edge scholarship on scientific understanding, scientific representation, and their delicate interplay. Featuring several articles in an engaging ‘critical conversation’ format, the volume integrates discussions about understanding and representation with perennial ...

The Foundations of Spacetime Physics Philosophical Perspectives

The Foundations of Spacetime Physics: Philosophical Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Antonio Vassallo
September 30, 2022

This book provides an up-to-date overview of the foundations of spacetime physics. It features original essays written by world-class experts in the physics and philosophy of spacetime. The foundational questions regarding the origin and nature of spacetime are branching into new and exciting ...

Origins and Varieties of Logicism On the Logico-Philosophical Foundations of Mathematics

Origins and Varieties of Logicism: On the Logico-Philosophical Foundations of Mathematics

1st Edition

Edited By Francesca Boccuni, Andrea Sereni
November 30, 2021

This book offers a plurality of perspectives on the historical origins of logicism and on contemporary developments of logicist insights in philosophy of mathematics. It uniquely provides up-to-date research and novel interpretations on a variety of intertwined themes and historical figures related...

The Emergence of Spacetime in String Theory

The Emergence of Spacetime in String Theory

1st Edition

By Tiziana Vistarini
June 24, 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
July 26, 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 19, 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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