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Realism in Mathematics

Penelope Maddy

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240358
eISBN:
9780191597978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019824035X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Many mathematicians understand their work as an effort to describe the denizens and features of an abstract mathematical world or worlds. Most philosophers of mathematics consider views of this sort ... More


Objectivity in Mathematical Knowledge

José Ferreirós

in Mathematical Knowledge and the Interplay of Practices

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167510
eISBN:
9781400874002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167510.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter proposes an idea for reconciling the hypothetical conception of mathematics with the traditional idea of the objectivity of mathematical knowledge. The basic notion is that, because new ... More


Axioms

Penelope Maddy

in Realism in Mathematics

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198240358
eISBN:
9780191597978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019824035X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Pursues the theoretical level of the two‐tiered epistemology of set theoretic realism, the level at which more abstract axioms can be justified by their consequences at more intuitive levels. I ... More


The Notion of Subordination

Sonia Cristofaro

in Subordination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282005
eISBN:
9780191719271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282005.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses previous approaches to the notion of subordination and proposes a cognitive definition of subordination. Topics covered include the background to the problem, the Continuum ... More


Continuum Mechanics of Solids

Lallit Anand and Sanjay Govindjee

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198864721
eISBN:
9780191896767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864721.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Continuum mechanics of Solids presents a unified treatment of the major concepts in Solid Mechanics for beginning graduate students in the many branches of engineering. The fundamental topics of ... More


Impossible things

Dominic Johnson

in Unlimited action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719091605
eISBN:
9781526141958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091605.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Since the late 1960s, Anne Bean’s performances, public interventions, drawings, videos and writings have been actively pursued as a ‘continuum’, and she strives to diminish the distinctiveness or ... More


Join the community, with Hilbert’s twenty-three problems

Susan D'Agostino

in How to Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198843597
eISBN:
9780191879388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843597.003.0021
Subject:
Mathematics, Educational Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

“Join the community, with Hilbert’s twenty-three problems” tells the story of German mathematician David Hilbert who, in 1900 at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris, presented ... More


The Latino Continuum and the Nineteenth-Century Americas: Literature, Translation, and Historiography

Carmen E. Lamas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198871484
eISBN:
9780191914393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871484.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book argues that the process of recovering Latina/o figures and writings in the nineteenth century does not merely create a bridge between the US and Latin American countries, peoples, and ... More


Descartes’s Musical Apprenticeship

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

René Descartes began his career writing about music, which affected his innovative natural philosophy throughout its development. His first book was about music, addressed to another natural ... More


Euler: From Sound to Light

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Beside his enormous achievements in mathematics, Leonhard Euler was deeply involved in many areas of physics. His early work on music had a direct bearing on his contemporary study of sound, which in ... More


Motivating the North–South continuum: Evidence from the perfects of Gallo-Romance

Bridget Drinka

in Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198840176
eISBN:
9780191875724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840176.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This paper examines the claims made by Ledgeway (2012) concerning the existence of a North-South Continuum. After an examination of the theoretical issues in connexion with this claim, I present ... More


Does It Matter? Material Nature and Vital Heat in Aristotle’s Biology

Adriel M. Trott

in Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474412094
eISBN:
9781474434966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412094.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Adriel M. Trott’s “Does It Matter? Material Nature and Vital Heat in Aristotle’s Biology” questions whether the difference between form and material in Aristotle is itself a formal or material ... More


Absorption by Atmospheric Gases

R. M. Goody and Y. L. Yung

in Atmospheric Radiation: Theoretical Basis

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195051346
eISBN:
9780197560976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195051346.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

Digital archives offer the investigator an up-to-date analysis of an extensive and specialized literature. Periodic revisions are reported in the open literature and it seems unlikely that future ... More


America’s Homelessness Crisis

Charley E. Willison

in Ungoverned and Out of Sight: Public Health and the Political Crisis of Homelessness in the United States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197548325
eISBN:
9780197548356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548325.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Homelessness is a public health problem. From rising housing costs to discriminatory lending and leasing, natural disasters, and mental illness, homelessness has many different causes and many ... More


Measuring Municipal Participation in Homeless Governance: A National Perspective

Charley E. Willison

in Ungoverned and Out of Sight: Public Health and the Political Crisis of Homelessness in the United States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197548325
eISBN:
9780197548356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548325.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 4 examines national variation in municipal responses to chronic homelessness, identifying the prevalence of municipal-level supportive housing policies among municipalities affected by ... More


Domestic Departures: Vulnerability in the Settler State

Shannon Speed

in Incarcerated Stories: Indigenous Women Migrants and Violence in the Settler-Capitalist State

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653129
eISBN:
9781469653143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653129.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The chapter explores gender violence Indigenous women experience at home and suggests that, far from being a private matter, it is fundamentally intertwined with state violence.


Compositional Flourishing (1967–70)

Benjamin R. Levy

in Metamorphosis in Music: The Compositions of György Ligeti in the 1950s and 1960s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199381999
eISBN:
9780199382019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199381999.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Having codified a repertoire of personalized techniques, Ligeti deployed them in many new combinations in an extremely productive period at the end of the 1960s. Works composed in this period include ... More


A Middle Way: A Non-Fundamental Approach to Many-Body Physics

Robert W. Batterman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197568613
eISBN:
9780197568644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197568613.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book focuses on a method for exploring, explaining, and understanding the behavior of large many-body systems. It describes an approach to non-equilibrium behavior that focuses on structures ... More


The Homeless Archipelago

Teresa Gowan

in Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648696
eISBN:
9781452946351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648696.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter takes a look at San Francisco’s homeless men living under the shelter system to assess their experience in more service-rich environments. Here, social workers and counselors tried to ... More


Properties of first-order logic

Shawn Hedman

in A First Course in Logic: An Introduction to Model Theory, Proof Theory, Computability, and Complexity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198529804
eISBN:
9780191916656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198529804.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Computer Architecture and Logic Design

We show that first-order logic, like propositional logic, has both completeness and compactness. We prove a countable version of these theorems in Section 4.1. We further show that these two ... More


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