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Second methodology of mathematics

Penelope Maddy

in Second Philosophy: A Naturalistic Method

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199273669
eISBN:
9780191706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273669.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Given that natural science no longer dictates the course of mathematical development and that no curtailment of the free flowering of pure mathematics seems prudent, what are the appropriate methods ... More


Business Cycle Theory

Lutz G. Arnold

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256815
eISBN:
9780191698385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256815.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Business cycle theory is a broad and disparate field. Different schools of thought offer alternative explanations for cycles, often using different mathematical methods. This book aims to provide ... More


Natural Philosophy in Late Medieval Oxford

J. D. North

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume II: Late Medieval Oxford

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510122
eISBN:
9780191700941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510122.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the reason for the amplification of mathematical and other formal methods used in natural philosophy and astronomy. It explains that Oxford humanists' attacks which were so ... More


Introduction

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Laws and Symmetry

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198248606
eISBN:
9780191597459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198248601.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The historical role of the concept of a law of nature in medieval and early modern physics engendered a view of science as continuous with metaphysics, which has tended to dominate philosophy of ... More


Kant’s Theory of Geometry and Transcendental Idealism II

Thomas C. Vinci

in Space, Geometry, and Kant's Transcendental Deduction of the Categories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199381166
eISBN:
9780199381234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381166.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 4 has three main parts. The first develops an account of Kant’s mathematical method, based partly on work by Philip Kitcher, called the KV account. This account allows for epistemically ... More


The Case of Freke: On the Mathematical Method in Theology

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation: Reason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100747
eISBN:
9780300144987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100747.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In December 1693, a little book caused a furor when the English Parliament ordered to have it burned and launched a search for the author, the printers, and the publishers. The controversial book, ... More


Computational Modeling Methods for Neuroscientists

Erik De Schutter (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013277
eISBN:
9780262258722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013277.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

This book offers an introduction to current methods in computational modeling in neuroscience, and describes realistic modeling methods at levels of complexity ranging from molecular interactions to ... More


Christian Wolff and Experimental Philosophy

Alberto Vanzo

in Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy, Volume VII

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198748717
eISBN:
9780191814112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748717.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues for three claims concerning the relation between Christian Wolff’s philosophy and the methodological views of early modern experimental philosophers. First, Wolff’s system relies ... More


Lawrence R. Klein

Roger W. Spencer and David A. Macpherson

in Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027960
eISBN:
9780262325868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027960.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter recounts Lawrence R. Klein's story. Klien received the Nobel Prize in 1980. Klien was born in 1920, studied in Berkeley, and was a scholar at MIT. He worked with Paul Samuelson; and he ... More


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