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* THEORY FACADES

Mark Wilson

in Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behaviour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199269259
eISBN:
9780191710155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269259.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Because classical demands on conceptual understanding are quite strong and can prove potentially inhibiting within a scientific context, various philosopher/scientists in the late 19th century ... More


INTERPRETATION OF PROBABILITY: VARIOUS NUANCES

Shoutir Kishore Chatterjee

in Statistical Thought: A Perspective and History

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198525318
eISBN:
9780191711657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525318.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Apart from formal operations, the interpretation of probability must be considered to use probability for statistical induction. The objective interpretation relates probability to long-term relative ... More


Polish Axiomatics and its Truth: On Tarski's Leśniewskian Background and the Ajdukiewicz Connection

Arianna Betti

in New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199296309
eISBN:
9780191712272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296309.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter surveys Tarski's relationship, both personal and philosophical, with his dissertation advisor Stanislaw Lesniewski. Tarski's philosophical and mathematical background in Warsaw is ... More


Counterfactuals and Comparative Possibility

David Lewis

in Philosophical Papers Volume II

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195036466
eISBN:
9780199833399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195036468.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Proposes an analysis of counterfactual conditionals in terms of possible‐world semantics. Various issues arising from the proposed analysis are then discussed, including possible equivalent ... More


The Horizon of Language

Russell Daylight

in What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641970
eISBN:
9780748671564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641970.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

For Ferdinand de Saussure, linguistic identity is more a matter of linguistic identification, and is solely in the hands (or brains) of the language user. And when we say that meaning is determined ... More


Methodological Frames: Paul Bernays, Mathematical Structuralism, and Proof Theory

Wilfried Sieg

in The Prehistory of Mathematical Structuralism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190641221
eISBN:
9780190641245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190641221.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, General

Mathematical structuralism is deeply connected with Hilbert and Bernays’s proof theory and its programmatic aim to ensure the consistency of all of mathematics. That aim was to be reached on the ... More


Deleuze, Materialism and Politics

Manuel DeLanda

in Deleuze and Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632879
eISBN:
9780748652549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632879.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents a materialist rectification of the contemporary ‘conservative turn’ – itself disguised as radicalism – to idealist categories in the humanities and social sciences. If ... More


Carnap’s Structuralist Thesis

Georg Schiemer

in The Prehistory of Mathematical Structuralism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190641221
eISBN:
9780190641245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190641221.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, General

This chapter investigates Carnap’s structuralism in his philosophy of mathematics of the 1920s and early 1930s. His approach to mathematics is based on a genuinely structuralist thesis, namely that ... More


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