The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science

Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Vintage Enthusiasms

Essays in Honour of John L. Bell

Editors: DeVidi, David, Hallett, Michael, Clark, Peter (Eds.)

  • Includes new results in constructive set theory and category theory
  • Coverage spans philosophy of mathematics, logic, philosophy of science, truth and paradox, epistemology, analytic metaphysics, aesthetics and decision theory
  • Offers detailed surveys of category-theoretic logic, developments in real algebraic geometry
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About this book

The volume includes twenty-five research papers presented as gifts to John L. Bell to celebrate his 60th birthday by colleagues, former students, friends and admirers. Like Bell’s own work, the contributions cross boundaries into several inter-related fields. The contributions are new work by highly respected figures, several of whom are among the key figures in their fields. Some examples: in foundations of maths and logic (William Lawvere, Peter Aczel, Graham Priest, Giovanni Sambin); analytical philosophy (Michael Dummett, William Demopoulos), philosophy of science (Michael Redhead, Frank Arntzenius), philosophy of mathematics (Michael Hallett, John Mayberry, Daniel Isaacson) and decision theory and foundations of ecomonics (Ken Bimore). Most articles are contributions to current philosophical debates, but contributions also include some new mathematical results, important historical surveys, and a translation by Wilfrid Hodges of a key work of arabic logic.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • On Logicist Conceptions of Functions and Classes

    Demopoulos, William

    Pages 3-18

  • Metaphysical Necessity

    Dummett, Michael

    Pages 19-34

  • Ibn Sīnā and Conflict in Logic

    Hodges, Wilfrid

    Pages 35-67

  • A Minimalist Foundation at Work

    Sambin, Giovanni

    Pages 69-96

  • The Municipal By-Laws of Thought

    DeVidi, David

    Pages 97-112

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eBook $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3568-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Vintage Enthusiasms
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honour of John L. Bell
Editors
  • David DeVidi
  • Michael Hallett
  • Peter Clark
Series Title
The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science
Series Volume
75
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0214-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0214-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0213-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3568-2
Series ISSN
1566-659X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 486
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