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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Find it on Scholar. How Nominalist is Hartry Field’s Nominalism? Field – – Philosophical Quarterly 32 Manders – – Journal of Symbolic Logic 49 1: Field – – Philosophy of Science 48 3: Cocchiarella – – International Studies in Philosophy 16 1: From the Publisher via CrossRef hartr proxy jstor. Subscriber Login Email Address. Sign in Create an account.

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Sign in to use this feature. Science without Numbers Second Edition Hartry Field Second edition of a landmark work by one of the world’s leading philosophers Revised, updated, and expanded by the author. Farrell – – Australasian Journal sclence Philosophy Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: What Mathematicians’ Claims Mean: Physical theories are best presented in an intrinsic manner that does not require any reference to mathematical entities.


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A Defense of Nominalism Hartry H. The Logical Must Penelope Maddy. Quantification and Ontology in Philosophy of Zcience. More 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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It has been unavailable for twenty years and is now reissued in a revised edition with a substantial new preface presenting the author’s current views and responses to the issues raised hartgy subsequent debate. It is now reissued in a revised contains 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.

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Ebook This title is available as an ebook. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Science Without Numbers caused a stir in philosophy on its original publication inwith its bold nominalist approach to the ontology of mathematics and science.


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. A Defense of Nominalism. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

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Dialogues Concerning Natural Numbers. Bibliographic Information Print publication date: There has been much debate about the book since it first appeared.

This volume is a reprinting of a book from with an extensive new Preface discussing issues that have arisen since the original publication. Cotnoir and Donald L. An Inferential Conception of the Application of Mathematics.

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