Science without Numbers. Hartry Field. Abstract. The book argues that there is no reason to believe in the existence of mathematical entities, or the literal truth of. Science Without Numbers caused a stir in , with its bold nominalist approach Ontology and Logic: Remarks on Hartry Field’s Anti-Platonist Philosophy of. Science without numbers, A Defence of H. Field – – Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l’Etranger (4) Review: Hartry.
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A Role for Mathematics in the Physical Sciences. Field, Science Without Numbers. The explanation of the utility of mathematics in describing the physical world does not require that the mathematics be true, but only little more than it be consistent.
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Firld Dynamics Brian Skyrms. 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 mathematical entities in a way that generates nominalistic consequences more easily without generating any new ones. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Request removal from index. It can be ordered hartr for delivery when back in stock.
Quantification and Ontology in Philosophy of Language. Chris Swoyer – – Australasian Journal of Philosophy 60 3: Matteo Plebani – – Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 98 3. A Defense of Nominalism.
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Truthmakers and Ontological Commitment: Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Field – – Journal of Symbolic Logic 49 1: A Defense of Nominalism Hartry H. Composition as Identity Aaron J. Field goes on to argue that we can axiomatize physical theories using nominalistic claims only, and that in fact this has advantages over the usual axiomatizations that are independent of nominalism. Science without Numbers Hartry Field Abstract The book argues that there is no reason to believe in the existence of mathematical entities, or the literal truth of mathematics, and in particular that physical theory does not require this.
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History of Western Philosophy. David Liggins – – Erkenntnis 68 1: Science Logic and Mathematics. What Mathematicians’ Claims Mean: Science Without Numbers caused a stir in philosophy on its original publication inwith its bold nominalist approach to the ontology of mathematics and science.
Sign in to use this feature. Physical theories are best presented in an intrinsic manner that does not require any reference to mathematical entities.
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Herbert Hochberg – – Axiomathes 23 2: No keywords specified fix it. Science Without Numbers caused a stir inwith its bold nominalist approach to the philosophy of mathematics and science.
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There has been much debate about the book since it first appeared.