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Representation and Invariance of Scientific Structures (CSLI Lecture Notes)

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A fundamental reason for using formal methods in the philosophy of science is the desirability of having a fixed frame of reference that may be used to organize the variety of doctrines at hand. This book—Patrick Suppes's major work, and the result of several decades of research—examines how set-theoretical methods provide such a framework, covering issues of axiomatic method, representation, invariance, probability, mechanics, and language, including research on brain-wave representations of words and sentences. This is a groundbreaking, essential text from a distinguished philosopher.

Synopsis:

This volume examines how set-theoretical methods can provide a framework that can be used to organize a variety of scientific doctrines. It covers issues of axiomatic method, invariance, probability, mechanics, and language, including research on brain-wave representations of words and sentences.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 475-502) and indexes.

About the Author

Patrick Suppes is the Lucie Stern Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus at Stanford University.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Introduction

2. Axiomatic Definition of Theories

3. Theory of Isomorphic Representation

4. Invariance

5. Representations of Probability

6. Representations of Space and Time

7. Representations in Mechanics

8. Representations of Language

Summary Table of Representation and Invariance Theorems by Chapter

References

Author Index

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781575863337
Author:
Suppes, Patrick
Publisher:
Center for the Study of Language and Inf
Location:
Stanford, Calif.
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Science -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes
Series Volume:
[6]
Publication Date:
20011001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , This volume examines how set-theoretical methods can provide a framework that can be used to organize a variety of scientific doctrines. It covers issues of axiomatic method, invariance, probability, mechanics, and language, including research on brain-wave representations of words and sentences.
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