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Abstraction and Infinity

Abstraction and Infinity

Paolo Mancosu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198746829
eISBN:
9780191809095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746829.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, History of Philosophy

The book provides an original investigation of historical and systematic aspects of the notions of abstraction and infinity and their interaction. The notion of abstraction in question is that ... More

Cartesian Method and the Problem of
                        Reduction

Cartesian Method and the Problem of Reduction

Emily R. Grosholz

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242505
eISBN:
9780191680502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242505.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Cartesian method, construed as a way of organizing domains of knowledge according to the ‘order of reason’, was a powerful reductive tool. Descartes produced important ... More

Ibn Taymiyya Against the Greek Logicians

Ibn Taymiyya Against the Greek Logicians

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240433
eISBN:
9780191680175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240433.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book offers a translation of Ibn Taymiyya's Against the Greek Logicians. The introduction of Greek philosophy into the Muslim world left an indelible mark on Islamic intellectual history. ... More

Introduction to Medieval Logic

Introduction to Medieval Logic

Alexander Broadie

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240266
eISBN:
9780191680137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240266.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, History of Philosophy

Medieval logicians advanced far beyond the logic of Aristotle and the aim of this book is to show how far that advance took them in two central areas. This book focuses upon the work of some of the ... More

Propositions, Functions, and AnalysisSelected Essays on Russell's Philosophy

Propositions, Functions, and Analysis: Selected Essays on Russell's Philosophy

Peter Hylton

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199286355
eISBN:
9780191713309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286355.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The work of Bertrand Russell had a decisive influence on the emergence of analytic philosophy, and on its subsequent development. The essays collected in this volume, by one of the authorities on ... More

Wittgenstein, Finitism, and the Foundations of Mathematics

Wittgenstein, Finitism, and the Foundations of Mathematics

Mathieu Marion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199550470
eISBN:
9780191701559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550470.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book offers a study of Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophy of mathematics. The fact that he wrote more on this subject than on any other indicates its centrality in his thought. The book traces the ... More

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