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Weaving self-evidence : a sociology of logic

Author: Claude Rosental
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Series: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
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The development of theorems in logic is generally thought to be a solitary and purely cerebral activity, and therefore unobservable by sociologists. This book challenges this notion by tracing the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Rosental, Claude.
Weaving self-evidence.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)607752411
Online version:
Rosental, Claude.
Weaving self-evidence.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)615187932
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claude Rosental
ISBN: 9780691137414 0691137412 9780691139401 0691139407
OCLC Number: 183926422
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A Sociologist among Logicians 2 --
Observing Demonstrations 4 --
A Necessarily Detailed Analytic Account 7 --
Grasping the Emergence of a Logical Theorem 8 --
Accessing the Specialized Skills of Workers in Logic 12 --
Part 1 Accessing the World of Producers of Logical Statements 15 --
Chapter 1 How Can We Grasp What Logic-Makers Do? Questions Raised in the Human Sciences and Philosophy about Logic and Mathematics 17 --
Do Researchers in Logic Invoke Ideal Principles? 18 --
How Do Multiple Social Actors Put Forward Various Definitions and Practices of Logic? 20 --
Questions Raised by Certain Works in the Social History of Mathematics 24 --
Can Institutional Sociology Account for the Ways in Which Research in Mathematics Is Carried Out? 24 --
Can One Grasp the Role of Networks of Actors and Practices in the Production of a Theorem? 31 --
What Role Does the Scale of Adoption of Specific Practices of Demonstration Play in the Dynamics of Recognition of a Result? 33 --
Can the Analysis of Demonstrative Practices Be Inscribed Solely within the Framework of the History of a Scientific Discipline? 36 --
What Demonstrative Resources Are Used for What Recognition? 40 --
Questions Raised by Some Studies That Focus on, or Formulate a Research Program to Address, Practices in Logic 44 --
Chapter 2 Spaces and Tools for Exchange 55 --
Preliminary Information about the Way an Electronic Forum Works 55 --
Shared Skills in Logic 59 --
Part 2 Practices of De-Monstration: Debating a Theorem in an Electronic Forum 75 --
Chapter 3 Bringing to Light: Demonstration Put to the Test of Antagonistic Logical Practices 77 --
The Formal Presentation of a Demonstration Does Not Lead Automatically to Consensus 77 --
The Absence of Universally Recognized Central Logical Principles 77 --
The Heterogeneity of Ways of Doing Logic 83 --
The Use Values of Demonstrations 93 --
De-monstrating and Appearing 96 --
The Practice of Substituting Proofs 96 --
Making Logical Principles Appear and Disappear in Demonstrations 98 --
Making Certain De-monstrations Maximally Visible 109 --
Chapter 4 Evaluating the Correctness of a Theorem and the Properties of a Logic at the Intersection between Several De-monstrative Modes 116 --
Bringing to the Fore the Properties of a Logical System in Technological Devices in Order to Cast Doubt on the Correctness of a Proof 116 --
Personalizing the Debates in Order to Evaluate the Correctness of a Theorem 125 --
Trying to Neutralize a Proof by Invoking General Antagonisms 127 --
Contesting a Proof and Defending Logical Properties by Evoking a Cultural Specificity 136 --
Part 3 Mediations Used to Advance a Logical Theorem 149 --
Chapter 5 Accompanying De-monstrations: The Publication of a De-monstration at the Heart of the Action of Groups of Actors 151 --
How One and the Same De-monstration Can Be Rejected and Then Accepted for Publication 151 --
From De-monstration to Publication: The Importance of Interactions 161 --
Elkan's Proof and the Conference Paper Selection Process 171 --
Chapter 6 Federating a Counter-De-monstration or Producing Hand-Tailored Responses 187 --
Producing More Stable and Visible Responses, in Limited Number 187 --
The Formation and Use of Sedimented Repertories of De-monstration 198 --
Advancing Adaptive, Polysemic, and Differentiated De-monstrations 204 --
Chapter 7 The Emergence of a Quasi-Object and a Collective Statement 211 --
Recourse to Tacit Manipulations: De-monstration as a Quasi-Object 211 --
Defending a Proof by Reformulating It 217 --
Nuances and Precautions 218 --
A Polysemic Textual Device to Stabilize Debates 221 --
The Successive Versions of a Proof: Records of Negotiations 233 --
De-monstrations Serving to Stabilize a Controversy 237 --
Federating and Stabilizing Positions and Thereby Helping to Marginalize the Adversary 238 --
Devices of Reiteration and Reference Contributing to a Stabilization of the Debates 244 --
Conclusion: A Sociology of the Practices of De-monstration 250 --
Destylizing the Unfolding of Debates in Logic 250 --
Following the Production of Certified Knowledge in Logic 253 --
Observing the Work of De-monstration 256 --
Logic and Sociology 259 --
Toward a Social and Material History of Forms of De-monstration 266.
Series Title: Princeton studies in cultural sociology.
Other Titles: Trame de l'évidence.
Responsibility: Claude Rosental ; translated by Catherine Porter.
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