Philosophy: Philosophy of Mathematics

  • The Idea of Principles in Early Modern Thought: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book cover

    The Idea of Principles in Early Modern Thought

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter R. Anstey

    This collection presents the first sustained examination of the nature and status of the idea of principles in early modern thought. Principles are almost ubiquitous in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: the term appears in famous book titles, such as Newton’s Principia; the notion plays a…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Aspect Perception after Wittgenstein: Seeing-As and Novelty book cover

    Aspect Perception after Wittgenstein

    Seeing-As and Novelty, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Beaney, Brendan Harrington, Dominic Shaw

    This volume brings together new essays that consider Wittgenstein’s treatment of the phenomenon of aspect perception in relation to the broader idea of conceptual novelty; that is, the acquisition or creation of new concepts, and the application of an acquired understanding in unfamiliar or novel…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Quantum of Explanation: Whitehead’s Radical Empiricism book cover

    The Quantum of Explanation

    Whitehead’s Radical Empiricism, 1st Edition

    By Randall E. Auxier, Gary L. Herstein

    The Quantum of Explanation advances a bold new theory of how explanation ought to be understood in philosophical and cosmological inquiries. Using a complete interpretation of Alfred North Whitehead’s philosophical and mathematical writings and an interpretive structure that is essentially new,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in American Philosophy

  • Conceptual Change and the Philosophy of Science: Alternative Interpretations of the A Priori book cover

    Conceptual Change and the Philosophy of Science

    Alternative Interpretations of the A Priori, 1st Edition

    By David J. Stump

    In this book, David Stump traces alternative conceptions of the a priori in the philosophy of science and defends a unique position in the current debates over conceptual change and the constitutive elements in science. Stump emphasizes the unique epistemological status of the constitutive elements…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • On Constructive Interpretation of Predictive Mathematics (1990) book cover

    On Constructive Interpretation of Predictive Mathematics (1990)

    1st Edition

    By Charles Parsons

    First published in 1990, this book consists of a detailed exposition of results of the theory of "interpretation" developed by G. Kreisel — the relative impenetrability of which gives the elucidation contained here great value for anyone seeking to understand his work. It contains more complex…

    Paperback – 2018-05-31
    Routledge

  • From Mathematics to Philosophy (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    From Mathematics to Philosophy (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Hao Wang

    First published in 1974. Despite the tendency of contemporary analytic philosophy to put logic and mathematics at a central position, the author argues it failed to appreciate or account for their rich content. Through discussions of such mathematical concepts as number, the continuum, set, proof…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
    Routledge

  • Aristotle and Philoponus on Light book cover

    Aristotle and Philoponus on Light

    1st Edition

    By Jean De Groot

    Originally published in 1991. Philoponus’ long commentary on Aristotle’s definition of light sets up the major concerns, both in optics and theory of light, that are discussed here. Light was of special interest in Neoplatonism because of its being something incorporeal in the world of natural…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aristotle

  • Mathematics in Aristotle book cover

    Mathematics in Aristotle

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Heath

    Originally published in 1949. This meticulously researched book presents a comprehensive outline and discussion of Aristotle’s mathematics with the author's translations of the greek. To Aristotle, mathematics was one of the three theoretical sciences, the others being theology and the philosophy…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aristotle

  • The Structure of Aristotelian Logic book cover

    The Structure of Aristotelian Logic

    1st Edition

    By James Wilkinson Miller

    Originally published in 1938. This compact treatise is a complete treatment of Aristotle’s logic as containing negative terms. It begins with defining Aristotelian logic as a subject-predicate logic confining itself to the four forms of categorical proposition known as the A, E, I and O forms. It…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aristotle

  • The Virtues of Aristotle book cover

    The Virtues of Aristotle

    1st Edition

    By D. S. Hutchinson

    Originally published in 1986. Both moral philosophers and philosophical psychologists need to answer the question ‘what is a virtue?’ and the best answer so far give is that of Aristotle. This book is a rigorous exposition of that answer. The elements of Aristotle’s doctrine of virtue are scattered…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aristotle

  • Kant: Studies on Mathematics in the Critical Philosophy book cover

    Kant: Studies on Mathematics in the Critical Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Emily Carson, Lisa Shabel

    There is a long tradition, in the history and philosophy of science, of studying Kant’s philosophy of mathematics, but recently philosophers have begun to examine the way in which Kant’s reflections on mathematics play a role in his philosophy more generally, and in its development. For example, in…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

  • The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations book cover

    The Textual Genesis of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nuno Venturinha

    Sixty years after its first edition, there is an increasing consensus among scholars that the work posthumously published as Philosophical Investigations represents something that is far from a complete picture of Wittgenstein’s second book project. G.H. von Wright’s seminal research on the…

    Paperback – 2016-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

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