de Gruyter

Publication Date: 1992

Edition Details: Edited by Echeverría, Javier, Andoni Ibarra, Thomas Mormann.

Physical Details: xvi + 422 pp.; notes; index

Edition Details: Edited by Echeverría, Javier, Andoni Ibarra, Thomas Mormann.

Physical Details: xvi + 422 pp.; notes; index

Description Contents: S. MacLANE: The protean character of mathematics. Lawvere, F.W.: Categories of space and of quantity. Ibarra, A., Mormann, T.: Structural analogies between mathematical and empirical theories. Rantala, V.: Reduction and explanation: Science vs. mathematics. Niiniluoto, Ilkka: Reality, truth, and confirmation in mathematics: Reflections on the quasi-empiricist programme. Breger, Herbert: Tacit knowledge in mathematical theory. Grattan-Guinness, Ivor: Structure-similarity as a cornerstone of the philosophy of mathematics. Resnik, M.D.: Applying mathematics and the indispensibility argument. Torretti, R.: Mathematical structures and physical necessity. Scheibe, Erhard: The role of mathematics in physical science. Schmidt, H.-J.: The status of set-theoretic axioms in empirical theories. Da Costa, N.C.A., Doria, F.A.: Suppes predicates for classical physics. Howson, Colin: Mathematics in philosophy. Dauben, Joseph: Are there revolutions in mathematics? J. Echeverría: Observations, problems, and conjectures in number theory--The histoy of the prime number theorem. Knobloch, Eberhard: Historical aspects of the foundations of error theory. Jahnke, Hans Niels: A structuralist view of Lagrange's algebraic analysis and the German combinatorial school. Otte, M.: Constructivism and objects of mathematical theory. Feferman, S.: Turing's “Oracle”: From absolute to relative computability--And back. Mahoney, Michael S.: Computers and mathematics: The search for a discipline of computer science. Mosterín, J.: Theories and the flow of information. Sneed, J.D.: Structualism and scientific discovery. Moulines, C. Ulises: Towards a typology of intertheoretical relations.

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