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 Pointlessness

Frank Arntzenius

in Space, Time, and Stuff

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199696604
eISBN:
9780191738333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696604.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the idea that there are no such things as space-time points; the idea that every part of space-time is a finitely extended region. First a number of, prima facie compelling, ... More


Subjective Probability and the Content/Attitude Distinction

Jennifer Rose Carr

in Oxford Studies in Epistemology Volume 6

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833314
eISBN:
9780191871658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833314.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

On an attractive, naturalistically respectable theory of intentionality, mental contents are a form of measurement system for representing behavioral and psychological dispositions. This chapter ... More


Matrix Completions, Moments, and Sums of Hermitian Squares

Mihály Bakonyi and Hugo J. Woerdeman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128894
eISBN:
9781400840595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128894.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization

Intensive research in matrix completions, moments, and sums of Hermitian squares has yielded a multitude of results in recent decades. This book provides a comprehensive account of this quickly ... More


Integration Theory

Adel N. Boules

in Fundamentals of Mathematical Analysis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198868781
eISBN:
9780191905254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868781.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Analysis, Applied Mathematics

The Lebesgue measure on ?n (presented in section 8.4) is a pivotal component of this chapter. The approach in the chapter is to extend the positive linear functional provided by the Riemann integral ... More


Turing’s mentor, Max Newman

Ivor Grattan-Guinness

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0052
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

The interaction between mathematicians and mathematical logicians has always been much slighter than one might imagine. This chapter examines the case of ... More


Turing and randomness

Rod Downey

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0051
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In an unpublished manuscript Turing anticipated by nearly thirty years the basic ideas behind the theory of algorithmic randomness, using a computationally ... More


Turing and randomness

Rod Downey

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0051
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In an unpublished manuscript Turing anticipated by nearly thirty years the basic ideas behind the theory of algorithmic randomness, using a computationally constrained version of ‘measure theory’ ... More


Turing’s mentor, Max Newman

Ivor Grattan-Guinness

in The Turing Guide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747826
eISBN:
9780191916946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747826.003.0052
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

The interaction between mathematicians and mathematical logicians has always been much slighter than one might imagine. This chapter examines the case of Turing’s mentor, Maxwell Hermann Alexander ... More


Fundamentals of Mathematical Analysis

Adel N. Boules

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198868781
eISBN:
9780191905254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868781.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Analysis, Applied Mathematics

Fundamentals of Mathematical Analysis is a beginning graduate textbook on real and functional analysis, with a substantial component on topology. The three leading chapters furnish background ... More


Introduction: Understanding Political Finance Reform

Pippa Norris and Andrea Abel van Es

in Checkbook Elections?: Political Finance in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190603601
eISBN:
9780190603632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603601.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

During the last two decades, the issue of the most effective regulation of political finance, and the prevention of corrupt practices in the public sector, has risen to the top of the governance ... More


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