Science without Numbers. Hartry Field. Abstract. The book argues that there is no reason to believe in the existence of mathematical entities, or the literal truth of. Science Without Numbers caused a stir in , with its bold nominalist approach Ontology and Logic: Remarks on Hartry Field’s Anti-Platonist Philosophy of. Science without numbers, A Defence of H. Field – – Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l’Etranger (4) Review: Hartry.

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Farrell – – Australasian Journal of Philosophy The explanation of the utility of mathematics in describing the physical world does not require that the mathematics be true, but only little more than it be consistent.

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Part of the argument is that good mathematics has a special feature “conservativeness” that allows it to be applied to “nominalistic” claims roughly, those neutral to the existence of mathematical entities in a way that generates nominalistic consequences more easily without generating any new ones. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider.

Science without numbers, A Defence of Nominalism. A Defense of Nominalism Hartry H. This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. Dialogues Concerning Natural Numbers. This volume is a reprinting of a book from with an extensive new Preface discussing issues that have arisen since the original publication. Cocchiarella – – International Studies in Philosophy 16 1: Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for details see www.


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It has been unavailable for twenty years and is now reissued in a revised edition with a substantial new harhry presenting the author’s current views and responses to the issues raised in subsequent debate. A Defense of Nominalism. David Liggins – – Philosophical Quarterly 57 Publications Pages Publications Pages. It can be ordered now for delivery when back in stock. Find it on Scholar.