Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Bridging the Gap: Philosophy, Mathematics, and Physics

Lectures on the Foundations of Science

Editors: Corsi, Giovanna, Dalla Chiara, Maria Luisa, Ghirardi, Giancarlo (Eds.)

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Foundational questions in logic, mathematics, computer science and physics are constant sources of epistemological debate in contemporary philosophy. To what extent is the transfinite part of mathematics completely trustworthy? Why is there a general `malaise' concerning the logical approach to the foundations of mathematics? What is the role of symmetry in physics? Is it possible to build a coherent worldview compatible with a macroobjectivistic position and based on the quantum picture of the world? What account can be given of opinion change in the light of new evidence?
These are some of the questions discussed in this volume, which collects 14 lectures on the foundation of science given at the School of Philosophy of Science, Trieste, October 1989.
The volume will be of particular interest to any student or scholar engaged in interdisciplinary research into the foundations of science in the context of contemporary debates.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Theory of Deduction

    Cellucci, Carlo

    Pages 3-37

  • An Introduction to Modal Semantics

    Bellissima, Fabio

    Pages 39-69

  • Complexity of Logical Decision Problems: An Introduction

    Börger, Egon

    Pages 71-86

  • Remarks on Hilbert’s Program for the Foundation of Mathematics

    Prawitz, Dag

    Pages 87-98

  • Working Foundations - ’ 91

    Feferman, Solomon

    Pages 99-124

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bridging the Gap: Philosophy, Mathematics, and Physics
Book Subtitle
Lectures on the Foundations of Science
Editors
  • Giovanna Corsi
  • Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara
  • Giancarlo Ghirardi
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
140
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-2496-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-2496-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5101-9
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 329
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