Synopses & Reviews
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his very influential but scattered papers on the philosophy of the physical sciences, and includes one important unpublished essay on the effect of Newtonâs scientific achievement. Volume 2 presents his work on the philosophy of mathematics together with some critical essays on contemporary philosophers of science.
"Lakatos bibliography": p. 274-276. Bibliography: p. 259-273.
Table of Contents
Editorsâintroduction; Part I. Philosophy of Mathematics: 1. Infinite regress and foundations of mathematics; 2. A renaissance of empiricism in the recent philosophy of mathematics?; 3. Cauchy and the continuum: the significance of non-standard analysis for the history and philosophy of mathematics; 4. What does a mathematical proof prove?; 5. The method of analysis-synthesis; Part II. Critical Papers: 6. The problem of appraising scientific theories: three approaches; 7. Necessity, Kineale and Popper; 8. Changes in the problem of inductive logic; 9. On Popperian historiography; 10. Anomalies versus âcrucial experimentsâ; 11. Understanding Toulmin; Part III. Science and Education: 12. A letter to the director of the London School of Economics; 13. The teaching of the history of science; 14. The social responsibility of science; References; Lakatos bibliography; Indexes.