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The Trouble with Kant

Anthony Quinton

in Of Men and Manners: Essays Historical and Philosophical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694556
eISBN:
9780191731938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694556.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses a fundamental problem with Kant, which is that he is a wild and intellectually irresponsible arguer. It focuses on one particular example of this failing. It is the account he ... More


Kant's Teachers in the Exact Sciences

Manfred Kuehn

in Kant and the Sciences

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195133059
eISBN:
9780199786169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133056.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This paper describes the local context of Kant’s scientific education. It provides an informed sense of what Kant’s scientific training was like by presenting each relevant member of the philosophy ... More


Graph Theory: A Look Back—The Road Ahead

Arthur Benjamin, Gary Chartrand, and Ping Zhang

in The Fascinating World of Graph Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175638
eISBN:
9781400852000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175638.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This book concludes with an epilogue, which traces the evolution of graph theory, from the conceptualization of the Königsberg Bridge Problem and its generalization by Leonhard Euler, whose solution ... More


The bridges of Königsberg: Graph theory

Iwo Białynicki-Birula and Iwona Białynicka-Birula

in Modeling Reality: How Computers Mirror Life

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198531005
eISBN:
9780191713033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198531005.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

A simple idea of drawing crude sketches made of line segments to visualize the solutions of some problems has developed over the years into a sophisticated branch of mathematics: graph theory. Simple ... More


Euler: The Mathematics of Musical Sadness

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/9780262027274.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Throughout his life, the great mathematician Leonhard Euler spent most of his free time on music, to which he devoted his first book. This chapter discusses how he reformulated the ordering of ... More


Jews and Trade in the Estate Economy

Adam Teller

in Money, Power, and Influence in Eighteenth-Century Lithuania: The Jews on the Radziwiłł Estates

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798440
eISBN:
9780804799874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798440.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Jewish merchants were, with Radziwiłł encouragement, the dominant force in local markets. They were particularly important in allowing the estate administration to take advantage of new opportunities ... More


Introducing Graphs

Arthur Benjamin, Gary Chartrand, and Ping Zhang

in The Fascinating World of Graph Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175638
eISBN:
9781400852000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175638.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter provides an introduction to graphs, a mathematical structure for visualizing, analyzing, and generalizing a situation or problem. It first consider four problems that have a distinct ... More


Traversing Graphs

Arthur Benjamin, Gary Chartrand, and Ping Zhang

in The Fascinating World of Graph Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175638
eISBN:
9781400852000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175638.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter considers Eulerian graphs, a class of graphs named for the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler. It begins with a discussion of the the Königsberg Bridge Problem and its connection to ... More


Mathematical Chemistry, a New Discipline

Guillermo Restrepo

in Essays in the Philosophy of Chemistry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190494599
eISBN:
9780197559666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190494599.003.0023
Subject:
Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry

THE AIM OF THIS chapter is to ponder and discuss the relationship between chemistry and mathematics, taking into account some early research we have performed on the subject (Restrepo and Schummer ... More


What Makes a Scientific Explanation Distinctively Mathematical?

Marc Lange

in Because Without Cause: Non-Causal Explanations in Science and Mathematics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190269487
eISBN:
9780190269500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269487.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

This chapter studies scientific explanations that are “distinctively mathematical” because they work by showing that (roughly) the phenomenon to be explained is mathematically necessary. Many ... More


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