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Beyond Chance and CredenceA Theory of Hybrid Probabilities

Beyond Chance and Credence: A Theory of Hybrid Probabilities

Wayne C. Myrvold

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198865094
eISBN:
9780191897481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865094.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Probability concepts permeate physics. This is obvious in statistical mechanics, in which probabilities appear explicitly. But even in cases when predictions are made with near-certainty, there is ... More

Conditionals, Paradox, and ProbabilityThemes from the Philosophy of Dorothy Edgington

Conditionals, Paradox, and Probability: Themes from the Philosophy of Dorothy Edgington

Lee Walters and John Hawthorne (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198712732
eISBN:
9780191781070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712732.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This is a volume of essays in philosophy and linguistics in tribute to Dorothy Edgington, the first woman to hold a chair in philosophy in the University of Oxford. The volume focuses on topics to ... More

Shadows of SyntaxRevitalizing Logical and Mathematical Conventionalism

Shadows of Syntax: Revitalizing Logical and Mathematical Conventionalism

Jared Warren

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190086152
eISBN:
9780190086183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190086152.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

What is the source of logical and mathematical truth? This volume revitalizes conventionalism as an answer to this question. Conventionalism takes logical and mathematical truth to have their source ... More

Quine, Structure, and Ontology

Quine, Structure, and Ontology

Frederique Janssen-Lauret (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198864288
eISBN:
9780191896446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864288.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Contemporary work on ontology, logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of language still owes much to W.V. Quine. Nevertheless his views are now often dismissed ... More

Rational Responses to Risks

Rational Responses to Risks

Paul Weirich

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190089412
eISBN:
9780190089443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190089412.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

A philosophical account of risk, such as this book provides, states what risk is, which attitudes to it are rational, and which acts affecting risks are rational. Attention to the nature of risk ... More

What Is a Complex System?

What Is a Complex System?

James Ladyman and Karoline Wiesner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300251104
eISBN:
9780300256130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300251104.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

What is a complex system? Although “complexity science” is used to understand phenomena as diverse as the behavior of honeybees, the economic markets, the human brain, and the climate, there is no ... More

Logic, Language, and MathematicsThemes from the Philosophy of Crispin Wright

Logic, Language, and Mathematics: Themes from the Philosophy of Crispin Wright

Alexander Miller (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780199278343
eISBN:
9780191881442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199278343.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This Festschrift volume contains a series of specially commissioned papers by leading philosophers on themes from the philosophy of Crispin Wright and a previously unpublished paper by George Boolos, ... More

VaguenessA Global Approach

Vagueness: A Global Approach

Kit Fine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197514955
eISBN:
9780197514986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514955.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The book is about the problem of vagueness. It begins by discussing some of the existing views on vagueness and then explains why they have not been thought to be satisfactory. It then outlines a new ... More

The Prehistory of Mathematical Structuralism

The Prehistory of Mathematical Structuralism

Erich H. Reck and Georg Schiemer (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190641221
eISBN:
9780190641245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190641221.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, General

Since the 1960s, there has been a vigorous and ongoing debate about structuralism in English-speaking philosophy of mathematics. But structuralist ideas and methods go back further in time; that is, ... More

Morality and Mathematics

Morality and Mathematics

Justin Clarke-Doane

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198823667
eISBN:
9780191862274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823667.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Moral Philosophy

This book explores arguments for and against moral realism and mathematical realism, how they interact, and what they can tell us about areas of philosophical interest more generally. It argues that ... More

Fictionalism in Philosophy

Fictionalism in Philosophy

Bradley Armour-Garb and Frederick Kroon (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190689605
eISBN:
9780190689636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689605.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

Within contemporary, analytic philosophy, “Fictionalism”—broadly understood as a view that uses a notion of fiction in order to resolve certain philosophical problems that do not necessarily have ... More

There Are No Such Things As Theories

There Are No Such Things As Theories

Steven French

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198848158
eISBN:
9780191882715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848158.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

What is a scientific theory? Is it a set of propositions? Or a family of models? Or is it some kind of abstract artefact? These options are examined in the context of a comparison between theories ... More

Essays on Frege's Basic Laws of Arithmetic

Essays on Frege's Basic Laws of Arithmetic

Philip A. Ebert and Marcus Rossberg (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198712084
eISBN:
9780191780240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712084.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This volume is the first collection of essays that focuses on Frege’s Basic Laws of Arithmetic, vol. I and II, and aims to highlight the technical as well as philosophical richness of Gottlob Frege’s ... More

Everything, more or lessA defence of generality relativism

Everything, more or less: A defence of generality relativism

J. P. Studd

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198719649
eISBN:
9780191788734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198719649.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Almost no systematic theorizing is generality-free. Scientists test general hypotheses; set theorists prove theorems about every set; metaphysicians espouse theses about all things regardless of ... More

Necessity LostModality and Logic in Early Analytic Philosophy, Volume 1

Necessity Lost: Modality and Logic in Early Analytic Philosophy, Volume 1

Sanford Shieh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199228645
eISBN:
9780191871146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199228645.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

A long tradition, going back to Aristotle, conceives of logic in terms of necessity and possibility: a deductive argument is correct if the truth of its conclusion follows necessarily from the truth ... More

The Mathematical ImaginationOn the Origins and Promise of Critical Theory

The Mathematical Imagination: On the Origins and Promise of Critical Theory

Matthew Handelman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283835
eISBN:
9780823286270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283835.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The Mathematical Imagination is an archaeology of the undeveloped potential of mathematics for critical theory. As Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno first conceived of the critical project in the ... More

The Logic of InformationA Theory of Philosophy as Conceptual Design

The Logic of Information: A Theory of Philosophy as Conceptual Design

Luciano Floridi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833635
eISBN:
9780191872068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833635.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This is a book on the logic of design and hence on how we make, transform, refine, and improve the objects of our knowledge. The starting point is that reality provides the data, to be understood as ... More

Wittgenstein on Logic as the Method of PhilosophyRe-examining the Roots and Development of Analytic Philosophy

Wittgenstein on Logic as the Method of Philosophy: Re-examining the Roots and Development of Analytic Philosophy

Oskari Kuusela

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829751
eISBN:
9780191868252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829751.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book is an examination of Wittgenstein’s early and late philosophies of logic in relation to accounts of logic and its philosophical significance in early and middle analytic philosophy, with ... More

Kant and the Science of LogicA Historical and Philosophical Reconstruction

Kant and the Science of Logic: A Historical and Philosophical Reconstruction

Huaping Lu-Adler

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190907136
eISBN:
9780190907143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907136.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This book is both a history of philosophy of logic told from the Kantian viewpoint and a reconstruction of Kant’s theory of logic from a historical perspective. Kant’s theory represents a turning ... More

Applying MathematicsImmersion, Inference, Interpretation

Applying Mathematics: Immersion, Inference, Interpretation

Otávio Bueno and Steven French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815044
eISBN:
9780191852862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815044.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

What has been called ‘the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics’ sets a challenge for philosophers. Some have responded to that challenge by arguing that mathematics is essentially ... More

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