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History & Philosophy

  • Gödel's Disjunctionby Leon Horsten; Philip Welch

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 109.99 US$ 94.59

    A famous theorem from Gödel entails that if our thinking capacities do not go beyond what an electronic computer is capable of, then there are indeed absolutely unsolvable mathematical problems. Within this context, the contributions to this book critically examine positions about the scope and limits of human mathematical knowledge. more...

  • Towards Non-Beingby Graham Priest

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    Graham Priest presents an account of the semantics of intentional language, which proceeds in terms of objects that may be either existent or non-existent, at worlds that may be either possible or impossible. This updated second edition includes ten new chapters which develop the ideas of the first edition, explore new areas, and reply to critics. more...

  • Cultures of Mathematics and Logicby Shier Ju; Benedikt Löwe; Thomas Müller; Yun Xie

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 139.00

    This bookgathers the proceedings of the conference "Cultures of Mathematics andLogic," held in Guangzhou, China. The event was the third in a series ofinterdisciplinary, international conferences emphasizing the culturalcomponents of philosophy of mathematics and logic. It brought togetherresearchers from many disciplines whose work sheds new light... more...

  • Pi: The Next Generationby David H. Bailey; Jonathan M. Borwein

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book contains a compendium of 25 papers published since the 1970s dealing with pi and associated topics of mathematics and computer science.  The collection begins with a Foreword by Bruce Berndt. Each contribution is preceded by a brief summary of its content as well as a short key word list indicating how the content relates to others... more...

  • The Logical Foundations of Scientific Theoriesby Décio Krause; Jonas R.B. Arenhart

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book addresses the logical aspects of the foundations of scientific theories. Even though the relevance of formal methods in the study of scientific theories is now widely recognized and regaining prominence, the issues covered here are still not generally discussed in philosophy of science. The authors focus mainly on the role played by the... more...

  • Uncertaintyby William Briggs

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 69.99

    This book presents a philosophical approach to probability and probabilistic thinking, considering the underpinnings of probabilistic reasoning and modeling, which effectively underlie everything in data science. The ultimate goal is to call into question many standard tenets and lay the philosophical and probabilistic groundwork and infrastructure... more...

  • The “Golden” Non-Euclidean Geometryby Alexey Stakhov; Samuil Aranson; Scott Olsen

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2016; US$ 94.00

    This unique book overturns our ideas about non-Euclidean geometry and the fine-structure constant, and attempts to solve long-standing mathematical problems. It describes a general theory of "recursive" hyperbolic functions based on the "Mathematics of Harmony," and the "golden," "silver," and other "metallic"... more...

  • La correspondance entre Henri Poincaré, les astronomes, et les géodésiensby Scott A. Walter; Philippe Nabonnand; Ralf Krömer; Martina Schiavon

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    The lettersin this volume cover Poincaré's multifaceted career in astronomy in itsentirety, extending from the time of his first publications in 1880 to the endof his life in 1912. At a tender age, Poincaré established his authority inquestions of celestial mechanics, and his views were soon sought after on avast array of questions by the leading... more...

  • Scientific Modelsby Philip Gerlee; Torbjörn Lundh

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 39.99

    A zebrafish, the hull of a miniature ship, a mathematical equation and a food chain - what do these things have in common? They are examples of models used by scientists to isolate and study particular aspects of the world around us. This book begins by introducing the concept of a scientific model from an intuitive perspective, drawing parallels... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Generality in Mathematics and the Sciencesby Karine Chemla; Renaud Chorlay; David Rabouin

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 149.99 US$ 128.99

    This collection of original essays aims to inquire into the diversity of Generality. Through case studies taken from the history of mathematics, physics and the life sciences, the book provides evidence of different ways of understanding the general in various contexts. more...