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The applicability of mathematics as a philosophical problem

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Harvard University Press , Cambridge, Mass
Mathematical physics, Mathematics -- Philo
StatementMark Steiner.
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LC ClassificationsQC20 .S743 1998
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Paginationviii, 215 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL344501M
ISBN 10067404097X
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Mark Steiner's The Applicability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem mirrors both sides of this statement, admitting that mathematics is the key to solving problems in the physical sciences, but also asserting that this very applicability of mathematics to physics constitutes a problem Steiner's challenge to naturalism is accessible, powerful, and well Cited by: Professor Steiner was known for his work in the philosophy of mathematics, Wittgenstein, and philosophy of science, authoring The Applicability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem and Mathematical Knowledge, and many articles/5.

This book analyzes the different ways mathematics is applicable in the physical sciences, and presents a startling thesis—the success of mathematical physics appears to assign the human mind a special place in the cosmos. Mark Steiner distinguishes among the semantic problems that arise from the use of mathematics in logical deduction; the metaphysical problems that arise from the alleged gap between mathematical objects and the physical world; the descriptive problems.

book: “Quantum Mechanics Made Transparent,” in the American Journal of Physics, November The paper was a joy to write (it was all in my head already), and a joy to work on, with the aid of four referees.

Three referees dropped out early, but the final referee worked with me long and hard, for which I am very grateful. The Applicability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem. This book analyzes the different ways mathematics is applicable in the physical sciences, and presents a startling thesis--the success of mathematical physics appears to assign the human mind a special place in the cosmos/5(12).

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The Applicability of Mathematics as a Scientific and a Logical Problem. Feng Ye - - Philosophia Mathematica 18 (2) Towards a Philosophy of Applied Mathematics. The Applicability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem: Mathematization as Exploration Article (PDF Available) in Foundations of Science February with.

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[REVIEW] Peter Simons - - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (1) The Applicability of Mathematics as a Scientific and a Logical : Michael Liston. Buy The Applicability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem by Mark Steiner (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low 1/5(1). The Applicability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem 作者: Steiner, Mark 出版社: HARVARD U.P 出版年: 页数: 定价: $ ISBN: 豆瓣评分. He is the author of Mathematical Knowledge () and The Applicability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem ().

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or by: Mark Steiner's The Applicability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem mirrors both sides of this statement, admitting that mathematics is the key to solving problems in the physical sciences, but also asserting that this very applicability of mathematics to physics constitutes a problem Steiner's challenge to naturalism is accessible, powerful, and well.

Get this from a library. The applicability of mathematics as a philosophical problem. [Mark Steiner] -- This book analyzes the different ways mathematics is applicable in the physical sciences, and presents a startling thesis - the success of mathematical physics appears to assign the human mind a.

MARK STEINER The Applicability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem Article in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52(1). This book analyzes the different ways mathematics is applicable in the physical sciences, and presents a startling thesis--the success of mathematical physics appears to assign the human mind a special place in the Steiner distinguishes among the semantic problems that arise from the use of mathematics in logical deduction; the metaphysical problems that.

In that respect, logic straddles the spheres of math and ordinary language. Either way, though, mathematics is definable, whether broadly as a language characterized by component simplicity and lack of ambiguity, or narrowed further to quantity, relation, and function.

He is known for his book, The Applicability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem. Prof. Steiner did his PhD at Princeton University and received his. Steiner is best known for his book The Applicability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem, in which he attempted to explain the historical utility of mathematics in physics.

The foundational perspective is well-established, but we argue that the explorative type is essential when approaching the problem of applicability and how it influences our conception of mathematics.

The first part of the paper argues that a philosophical transformation made explorative mathematization : Johannes Lenhard, Michael Otte. The Applicability of Mathematics As a Philosophical Problem is a technical contribution to analytic philosophy that presupposes not just a background in philosophy but also extensive exposure to mathematics and physics.

Readers without the relevant technical background should be prepared to find no more than 20 percent of the book intelligible. The "unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the physical world" as E.P. Wigner once called it is an very interesting and forgotten problem which is now a hot topic of philosophical speculation (Max Tegmark's recent article in Scientific American called "Parallel Universes" is a good introduction to the way physicists are trying to unravel it).1/5(1).

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In his most famous book, “The Applicability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem,” published inSteiner argued that man’s ability to. Books shelved as philosophy-of-mathematics: Philosophy of Mathematics: Selected Readings by Paul Benacerraf, Thinking about Mathematics: The Philosophy o.

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Free shipping for many products. If mathematics is regarded as a science, then the philosophy of mathematics can be regarded as a branch of the philosophy of science, next to disciplines such as the philosophy of physics and the philosophy of biology.

However, because of its subject matter, the philosophy of mathematics occupies a special place in the philosophy of science.

There is a philosophical question there, discussed in detail, for example, in Mark Steiner’s book The Applicability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem, but in general philosophers of mathematics have not found it too difficult to deal with.

The question of the nature of mathematics seems deeper. This examination of a series of philosophical issues arising from the applicability of mathematics to science consists of scientifically-informed philosophical analysis and argument.

One distinctive feature of this project is that it proposes to look at issues in philosophy of mathematics within the larger context of philosophy of science. The philosophy of mathematics is the branch of philosophy that studies the assumptions, foundations, and implications of aims to understand the nature and methods of mathematics, and finding out the place of mathematics in people's lives.

The logical and structural nature of mathematics itself makes this study both broad and unique among its philosophical.

Philosopher of mathematics Mark Steiner has written extensively on the problem and recognizes that the applicability of mathematics constitutes “a challenge to naturalism.” [3] Unfortunately, secular philosophers never seriously consider theism as an option, and there are almost no Christians working in the field to challenge them.

L.E.J. Brouwer, Collected Works. This is of course for his philosophy (intuitionism). Some people would see this as a little narrow, but intuitionism is important both in its own right, and as a philosophy opposed by others.

It is easy to misunder. Mark Steiner, emeritus professor of philosophy at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has died of complications related to COVID Professor Steiner was known for his work in the philosophy of mathematics, Wittgenstein, and philosophy of science, authoring The Applicability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem and Mathematical Knowledge.

Mark Steiner, Professor emeritus of Philosophy at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, died April 6, of complications from COVID He was a leading philosopher of mathematics, who was especially well known for his books The Applicability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem (, Harvard University Press) and Mathematical Knowledge .Review of The Applicability of Mathematics as a Philosophical Problem, by Mark Steiner, Philosophia Christi (Spring ) “Eternal God: Atemporal, Sempiternal, or Omnitemporal?” in God and Time: Essays on the Nature of God, ed.

Gregory Ganssle and David Woodruff (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ).