Science Without Numbers

Author: Hartry Field
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198777914
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Science Without Numbers caused a stir in philosophy on its original publication in 1980, with its bold nominalist approach to the ontology of mathematics and science. Hartry Field argues that we can explain the utility of mathematics without assuming it true. Part of the argument is that good mathematics has a special feature ("conservativeness") that allows it to be applied to "nominalistic" claims (roughly, those neutral to the existence of mathematicalentities) in a way that generates nominalistic consequences more easily without generating any new ones. There has been much debate about the book since it first appeared. It is now reissued in a revisedcontains a substantial new preface giving the author's current views on the original book and the issues that were raised in the subsequent discussion of it.

The Metaphysics Of Quantities

Author: J. E. Wolff
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198837089
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What are physical quantities, and in particular, what makes them quantitative? This book articulates and defends an original answer to this important, insufficiently understood question through the novel position of substantival structuralism. This position argues that quantitativeness is an irreducible feature of attributes, and quantitative attributes are best understood as substantival structured spaces. The book first explores what it means for an attribute to be quantitative, and what metaphysical implications a commitment to quantitative attributes has. It then sets the stage to address the metaphysical and ontological consequences of the existence of quantitative attributes.

The Tools Of Metaphysics And The Metaphysics Of Science

Author: Theodore Sider
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019881156X
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Metaphysics is sensitive to the conceptual tools we choose to articulate metaphysical problems. Those tools are a lens through which we view metaphysical problems, and the same problems will look different when we change the lens. In this book, Theodore Sider identifies how the shift from modal to "postmodal" conceptual tools in recent years has affected the metaphysics of science and mathematics. He highlights, for instance, how the increased consideration of concepts of ground, essence, and fundamentality has transformed the debate over structuralism in many ways. Sider then examines three structuralist positions through a postmodal lens. First, nomic essentialism, which says that scientific properties are secondary and lawlike relationships among them are primary. Second, structuralism about individuals, a general position of which mathematical structuralism and structural realism are instances, which says that scientific and mathematical objects are secondary and the pattern of relations among them is primary. And third, comparativism about quantities, which says that particular values of scientific quantities, such as having exactly 1000g mass, are secondary, and quantitative relations, such as being-twice-as-massive-as, are primary. Sider concludes these discussions by considering the meta-question of when theories are equivalent and how that impacts the debate over structuralism.

Statistics And The Quest For Quality Journalism

Author: Alessandro Martinisi
Editor: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1785275348
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This book looks at how numbers and statistics have been used to underpin quality in news reporting. In doing so, the aim is to challenge some common assumptions about how journalists engage and use statistics in their quest for quality news. It seeks to improve our understanding about the usage of data and statistics as a primary means for the construction of social reality. This is a task, in our view, that is urgent in times of ‘post-truth’ politics and the rise of ‘fake news’. In this sense, the quest to produce ‘quality’ news, which seems to require incorporating statistics and engaging with data, as laudable and straightforward as it sounds, is instead far more problematic and complex than what is often accounted for.

Science Art And Methods Of Teaching

Author: Daniel Barclay Williams
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The Journal Of Philosophy

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Covers topics in philosophy, psychology, and scientific methods. Vols. 31- include "A Bibliography of philosophy," 1933-

Elements Of Military Science And Tactics

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The Popular Science Monthly

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Three Introductory Lectures On The Science Of Thought

Author: Friedrich Max Müller
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English Mechanics And The World Of Science

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The Christian Philosopher Or The Connection Of Science And Philosophy With Religion

Author: Thomas Dick
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Hardwicke S Science Gossip

Author: Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
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Science Gossip

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Transactions Of The National Association For The Promotion Of Social Science

Author: National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (Great Britain)
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The Indispensability Of Mathematics

Author: Mark Colyvan
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198031444
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The Quine-Putnam indispensability argument in the philosophy of mathematics urges us to place mathematical entities on the same ontological footing as other theoretical entities essential to our best scientific theories. Recently, the argument has come under serious scrutiny, with many influential philosophers unconvinced of its cogency. This book not only outlines the indispensability argument in considerable detail but also defends it against various challenges.

Progressive Lessons In Applied Science

Author: Edward Sang (F.R.S.E.)
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Chamber S Journal Of Popular Literature Science And Arts

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Biennial Report Of The Kansas State College Of Agriculture And Applied Science

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A Structuralist Approach To Applying Mathematics

Author: Chris John Pincock
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Science

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Vols. for 1911-13 contain the Proceedings of the Helminothological Society of Washington, ISSN 0018-0120, 1st-15th meeting.