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Poincaré

Author: María de Paz.
Publisher: Berlin : Springer Netherlands, 2014.
Series: The Western Ontario series in philosophy of science, 79
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Poincare, Philosopher of Science

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: María de Paz.
ISBN: 9401787794 9789401787796 9401787808 9789401787802 9781306711319 1306711312
OCLC Number: 880836283
Description: 1 online resource (1 online resource (200 pages)).
Contents: Preface.- Introduction; Robert DiSalle and Maria de Paz.- Part I Poincare's Philosophy of Science.- 1 Portrait of Henri Poincare as a young philosopher: the formative years (1860-1873); Laurent Rollet.- 2 The Invention of Convention; Janet Folina.- 3 The third way epistemology: A re-characterization of Poincare's conventionalism; Maria de Paz.- 4 Poincare, Indifferent Hypotheses and Metaphysics; Antonio Videira.- Part II Poincare on the Foundations of Mathematics.- 5 Poincare in Goettingen; Reinhard Kahle.- 6 Poincare on the Principles of the Calculus; Augusto J. Franco de Oliveira.- 7 Does the French Connection (Poincare, Lautman) provide some insights regarding the thesis that meta-mathematics is an exception to the slogan that mathematics concerns structures?; Gerhard Heinzmann.- Part III Poincare on the Foundations of Physics.- 8 Henri Poincare: The status of mechanical explanations and the foundations of statistical mechanics; Joao Principe.- 9 Poincare: A scientist inspired by his philosophy; Isabella Serra.- 10 Poincare on the construction of space-time; Robert DiSalle.- Contributors.- Index.
Series Title: The Western Ontario series in philosophy of science, 79

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"This new volume, part of `The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science,' is a collection of ten papers on the contributions of Poincare (1854-1912) to the foundation of mathematics and Read more...

 
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