Philosophy: Philosophy of Mathematics

  • Chance and Error: The Theory of Evolution book cover

    Chance and Error

    The Theory of Evolution, 1st Edition

    By Marsh Hopkins

    Originally published in 1923 Chance and Error examines the vagaries of chance, and how this is the result of the interference of yes and no. The book basis its examination of chance on the idea of a two-sided coin. The book stipulates that contradictories are head and tail, or yes and no. When the…

    Hardback – 2019-07-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Incommensurability Thesis book cover

    The Incommensurability Thesis

    1st Edition

    By Howard Sankey

    Originally published in 1994, The Incommensurability Thesis is a critical study of the Incommensurability Thesis of Thomas Kuhn and Paul Feyerabend. The book examines the theory that different scientific theories may be incommensurable because of conceptual variance. The book presents a critique of…

    Hardback – 2019-07-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • What is Scientific Knowledge?: An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology of Science book cover

    What is Scientific Knowledge?

    An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology of Science, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin McCain, Kostas Kampourakis

    What Is Scientific Knowledge? is a much-needed collection of introductory-level chapters on the epistemology of science. Renowned historians, philosophers, science educators, and cognitive scientists have authored 19 original contributions specifically for this volume. The chapters, accessible for…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24
    Routledge

  • Understanding Perspectivism (Open Access): Scientific Challenges and Methodological Prospects book cover

    Understanding Perspectivism (Open Access)

    Scientific Challenges and Methodological Prospects, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michela Massimi, Casey D. McCoy

    This edited collection is the first of its kind to explore the view called perspectivism in philosophy of science. The book brings together an array of essays that reflect on the methodological promises and scientific challenges of perspectivism in a variety of fields such as physics, biology,…

    Hardback – 2019-06-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

  • 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

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Psychology of Luck book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Psychology of Luck

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian M. Church, Robert J. Hartman

    Luck permeates our lives, and this raises a number of pressing questions: What is luck? When we attribute luck to people, circumstances, or events, what are we attributing? Do we have any obligations to mitigate the harms done to people who are less fortunate? And to what extent is deserving praise…

    Hardback – 2019-02-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • The Infinite book cover

    The Infinite

    3rd Edition

    By A.W. Moore

    We are all captivated and puzzled by the infinite, in its many varied guises; by the endlessness of space and time; by the thought that between any two points in space, however close, there is always another; by the fact that numbers go on forever; and by the idea of an all-knowing, all-powerful…

    Paperback – 2018-10-26
    Routledge

  • 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

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

    Naturalizing Logico-Mathematical Knowledge

    Approaches from Philosophy, Psychology and Cognitive Science, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sorin Bangu

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Mathematics and Physics

  • Wittgenstein and Naturalism book cover

    Wittgenstein and Naturalism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin M. Cahill, Thomas Raleigh

    Wittgenstein was centrally concerned with the puzzling nature of the mind, mathematics, morality and modality. He also developed innovative views about the status and methodology of philosophy and was explicitly opposed to crudely "scientistic" worldviews. His later thought has thus often been…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Wittgenstein's Thought and Legacy

  • 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

3Series in Philosophy of Mathematics

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