Logicism and Its Philosophical Legacy (BOK)

William Demopoulos

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The idea that mathematics is reducible to logic has a long history, but it was Frege who gave logicism an articulation and defense that transformed it into a distinctive philosophical thesis with a profound influence on the development of philosophy in the twentieth century. This volume of classic, revised and newly written essays by William Demopoulos examines logicism's principal legacy for philosophy: its elaboration of notions of analysis and reconstruction. The essays reflect on the deployment of these ideas by the principal figures in the history of the subject - Frege, Russell, Ramsey and Carnap - and in doing so illuminate current concerns about the nature of mathematical and theoretical knowledge. Issues addressed include the nature of arithmetical knowledge in the light of Frege's theorem; the status of realism about the theoretical entities of physics; and the proper interpretation of empirical theories that postulate abstract structural constraints.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter William Demopoulos
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107029804
Antall sider 281 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 2cm
Vekt 550 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Philosophy: logic, Philosophy of mathematics, Analytical philosophy & Logical Positivism