The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science

Analysis and Interpretation in the Exact Sciences

Essays in Honour of William Demopoulos

Editors: Frappier, Melanie, Brown, Derek, DiSalle, Robert (Eds.)

  • Original contributions from world-leading researchers in philosophy
  • Breadth of philosophical perspective: emphasizes links between analytic philosophy, foundations of mathematics, andinterpretive problems in scientific theories
  • Breadth of topics: contributions in the philosophy of physics, philosophy and history of mathematics, philosophy of language, logic and contemporary analytic philosophy
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The essays in this volume concern the points of intersection between analytic philosophy and the philosophy of the exact sciences. More precisely, it concern connections between knowledge in mathematics and the exact sciences, on the one hand, and the conceptual foundations of knowledge in general. Its guiding idea is that, in contemporary philosophy of science, there are profound problems of theoretical interpretation-- problems that transcend both the methodological concerns of general philosophy of science, and the technical concerns of philosophers of particular sciences. A fruitful approach to these problems combines the study of scientific detail with the kind of conceptual analysis that is characteristic of the modern analytic tradition. Such an approach is shared by these contributors: some primarily known as analytic philosophers, some as philosophers of science, but all deeply aware that the problems of analysis and interpretation link these fields together.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Analysis and Interpretation in the Philosophy of Modern Physics

    DiSalle, Robert

    Pages 1-18

  • Seeing Things Move

    Dummett, Michael

    Pages 21-30

  • A Critical Examination of Sellars’s Theory of Perception

    Gupta, Anil

    Pages 31-56

  • Long Ago, in a Context Far Away

    Wilson, Mark

    Pages 57-73

  • Vagueness, Ambiguity, and the “Sound” of Meaning

    Bromberger, Sylvain

    Pages 75-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Analysis and Interpretation in the Exact Sciences
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honour of William Demopoulos
Editors
  • Melanie Frappier
  • Derek Brown
  • Robert DiSalle
Series Title
The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science
Series Volume
78
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2582-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2582-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2581-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8354-5
Series ISSN
1566-659X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 268
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