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Mathematics, science, and epistemology

Author: Imre Lakatos
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Imre Lakatos' philosophical and scientific papers are published here in two volumes. Volume I brings together his very influential but scattered papers on the philosophy of the physical sciences, and includes one important unpublished essay on the effect of Newton's scientific achievement. Volume 2 presents his work on the philosophy of mathematics (much of it unpublished), together with some critical essays on  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Imre Lakatos
ISBN: 0521217695 9780521217699 0521280303 9780521280303
OCLC Number: 3327706
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: x, 285 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Philosophy of mathematics. Infinite regress and foundations of mathematics --
A renaissance of empiricism in the recent philosophy of mathematics? --
Cauchy and the continuum : the significance of non-standard analysis for the history and philosophy of mathematics (edited by J.P. Cleave) --
What does a mathematical proof prove? --
The method of analysis-synthesis --
--
Part 2. Critical papers. The problem of appraising scientific theories : three approaches --
Necessity, Kneale and Popper --
Changes in the problem of inductive logic --
On Popperian historiography --
10. Anomalies versus 'crucial experiments' (a rejoinder to Professor Grünbaum) --
Understanding Toulmin --
--
Part 3. Science and education. A letter to the director of the London School of Economics --
The teaching of the history of science --
The social responsibility of science.
Responsibility: Imre Lakatos ; edited by John Worrall and Gregory Currie.
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