Bridging the Gap: Philosophy, Mathematics, and Physics : Lectures on the Foundations of Science

Foundational questions in logic, mathematics, computer science and physics are constant sources of epistemological debate in contemporary philosophy. To what extent is the transfinite part of mathematics completely trustworthy? Why is there a general `malaise' concerning the logical approach to...

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Other Authors: Corsi, G. (Editor), Dalla Chiara, Maria Luisa (Editor), Ghirardi, Giancarlo (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1993, 1993
Edition:1st ed. 1993
Series:Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
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Summary:Foundational questions in logic, mathematics, computer science and physics are constant sources of epistemological debate in contemporary philosophy. To what extent is the transfinite part of mathematics completely trustworthy? Why is there a general `malaise' concerning the logical approach to the foundations of mathematics? What is the role of symmetry in physics? Is it possible to build a coherent worldview compatible with a macroobjectivistic position and based on the quantum picture of the world? What account can be given of opinion change in the light of new evidence? These are some of the questions discussed in this volume, which collects 14 lectures on the foundation of science given at the School of Philosophy of Science, Trieste, October 1989. The volume will be of particular interest to any student or scholar engaged in interdisciplinary research into the foundations of science in the context of contemporary debates
Physical Description:XI, 329 p online resource
ISBN:9789401124966