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Philosophy in economics : papers deriving from and related to a Workshop on Testability and Explanation in Economics, held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1979

Author: Joseph C Pitt
Publisher: Dordrecht, Holland ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co. ; Hingham, MA : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Boston, ©1981.
Series: University of Western Ontario series in philosophy of science, v. 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Years ago, prompted by Grize, Apostel and Papert, we undertook the study of functions, but until now we did not properly understand the relations between functions and operations, and their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph C Pitt
ISBN: 9027712107 9789027712103 9027712425 9789027712424
OCLC Number: 7171874
Description: 210 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: I/From Constitutive Functions to Constituted Functions.- 1. The Coordination of Pairs.- 2. From Constitutive Functions to Equivalence Classes.- 3. From Regularities to Proportionalities.- 4. An Example of Causal and Spatial Functions.- 5. From Coproperties to Covariations: The Equalization and Estimation of Inequalities.- 6. The Composition of Differences: Unequal Partitions.- 7. An Example of the Composition of the Variations of Variations.- II/The Quantification of Constituted Functions.- 8. The Functional Relation between the Increase and the Decrease of Both Sides of a Rectangle Having a Constant Perimeter - The Transformations of the Perimeter of a Square.- 9. Serial Regularities and Proportions.- 10. The Relation between the Size of a Wheel and the Distance Travelled.- 11. The Establishment of a Functional Relation among Several Variables: Distance Travelled, Wheel Size and Rotational Frequency.- 12. The Inverse Proportional Relationship between Weight W and Distance D (Arm of a Lever) in the Equilibrium of a Balance.- 13. Conclusion of Chapters 8 to 12: The General Evolution of Behaviors.- III/Theoretical Problems.- 14. Analyses to Aid in the Epistemological Study of the Notion of Function.- 15. General Conclusions.
Series Title: University of Western Ontario series in philosophy of science, v. 16.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph C. Pitt.

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