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Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook

The Foundational Debate

Complexity and Constructivity in Mathematics and Physics

Editors: DePauli-Schimanovich, Werner, Köhler, Eckehart, Stadler, Friedrich (Eds.)

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Constructibility and complexity play central roles in recent research in computer science, mathematics and physics. For example, scientists are investigating the complexity of computer programs, constructive proofs in mathematics and the randomness of physical processes. But there are different approaches to the explication of these concepts. This volume presents important research on the state of this discussion, especially as it refers to quantum mechanics.
This `foundational debate' in computer science, mathematics and physics was already fully developed in 1930 in the Vienna Circle. A special section is devoted to its real founder Hans Hahn, referring to his contribution to the history and philosophy of science. The documentation section presents articles on the early Philipp Frank and on the Vienna Circle in exile. Reviews cover important recent literature on logical empiricism and related topics.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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eBook $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Foundational Debate
Book Subtitle
Complexity and Constructivity in Mathematics and Physics
Editors
  • Werner DePauli-Schimanovich
  • Eckehart Köhler
  • Friedrich Stadler
Series Title
Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook
Series Volume
3
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-3327-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-3327-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3737-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4617-8
Series ISSN
0929-6328
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 354
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