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Beth, Evert Willem

Works: 272 works in 969 publications in 9 languages and 9,112 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Honoree, Editor, Collector, Publishing director, Recipient, Other
Classifications: QA9, 164
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Most widely held works by Evert Willem Beth
The foundations of mathematics; a study in the philosophy of science by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

63 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of my main motives in writing this book has been the wish to strengthen the ties between foundational research and general philosophy, and to make available both to philosophers and to mathematicians a broad survey of problems and results with such comments as might help in showing their philosophical importance." Evert W. Beth, in the Preface
Formal methods; an introduction to symbolic logic and to the study of effective operations in arithmetic and logic by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

37 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many philosophers have considered logical reasoning as an inborn ability of mankind and as a distinctive feature in the human mind; but we all know that the distribution of this capacity, or at any rate its development, is very unequal. Few people are able to set up a cogent argument; others are at least able to follow a logical argument and even to detect logical fallacies. Nevertheless, even among educated persons there are many who do not even attain this relatively modest level of development. According to my personal observations, lack of logical ability may be due to various circumstances. In the first place, I mention lack of general intelligence, insufficient power of concentration, and absence of formal education. Secondly, however, I have noticed that many people are unable, or sometimes rather unwilling, to argue ex hypothesi; such persons cannot, or will not, start from premisses which they know or believe to be false or even from premisses whose truth is not, in their opinion, sufficient ly warranted. Or, if they agree to start from such premisses, they sooner or later stray away from the argument into attempts first to settle the truth or falsehood of the premisses. Presumably this attitude results either from lack of imagination or from undue moral rectitude. On the other hand, proficiency in logical reasoning is not in itself a guarantee for a clear theoretic insight into the principles and foundations of logic
Mathematical epistemology and psychology by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

33 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the controversial philosophical issues of recent years has been the question of the nature of logical and mathematical entities. Platonist or linguistic modes of explanation have become fashionable, whilst abstrac tionist and constructionist theories have ceased to be so. Beth and Piaget approach this problem in their book from two somewhat different points of view. Beth's approach is largely historico-critical, although he discusses the nature of heuristic thinking in mathematics, whilst that of Piaget is psycho-genetic. The major purpose of this introduction is to summarise some of the main points of their respective arguments. In the first part of this book Beth makes a detailed study of the history of philosophical thinking about mathematics, and draws our attention to the important role played by the Aristotelian methodology of the demon strative sciences. This, he tells us, is characterised by three postulates: (a) deductivity, (b) self-evidence, and (c) reality. The last postulate asserts that the primitive notions of a demonstrative science must have reference to a domain of real entities in order to have significance. On the Aristote lian view discursive reasoning plays a major role in mathematics, whilst pure intuition plays a somewhat subordinate one
Mathematical thought; an introduction to the philosophy of mathematics by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

35 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In contributing a foreword to this book I am complying with a wish my husband expressed a few days before his death. He had completed the manuscript of this work, which may be considered a companion volume to his book Formal Methods. The task of seeing it through the press was undertaken by Mr. J.J.A. Mooij, acting director of the Institute for Research in Foundations and the Philosophy of Science (Instituut voor Grondslagenonderzoek en Filoso:fie der Exacte Wetenschappen) of the University of Amsterdam, with the help of Mrs. E.M. Barth, lecturer at the Institute. I wish to thank Mr. Mooij and Mrs. Barth most cordially for the care with which they have acquitted themselves of this delicate task and for the speed with which they have brought it to completion. I also wish to express my gratitude to Miss L.E. Minning, M.A., for the helpful advice she has so kindly given to Mr. Mooij and Mrs. Barth during the proof reading. C.P.C. BETH-PASTOOR VII PREFACE A few years ago Mr. Horace S
Science a road to wisdom. Collected philosophical studies by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A few days before his death my husband requested me to write a few words of thanks on the publication of this collection of articles. He had already prepared the greater part of the volume for the press and had also decided on the title Science a Road to Wisdom. His original selection was somewhat more comprehensive, which is still partly reflected in the Preface. Knowing how much he wished to see this collection published, I respectfully and lovingly fulfil his request, thanking Else M. Barth and J.J.A. Mooij for their extensive and expert care in putting the final touches to the volume. ADDITION TO THE TRANSLATION Finally, I wish to thank Peter G.E. Wesly for his willingness to undertake the translation of the book into English. c. P.C. BETH-PASTOOR IX PREFACE In this republication of a number of philosophical studies I have refrained from including articles of a specialized nature on symbolic logic and the methodology of the exact sciences. There was no cause to include my contributions towards the didactics of mathematics and physics, nor did I consider it appropriate to reprint pieces of a predominantly polemical nature. I decided, however, that a very modest selection from my purely historical work would not be out of place
Aspects of modern logic by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is common to consider an area of science as a system of real or sup posed truths which not only continuously extends itself, but also needs periodical revision and therefore tests the inventive capacity of each generation of scholars anew. It sounds highly implausible that a science at one time would be completed, that at that point within its scope there would be no problems left to solve. Indeed, the solution of a scientific problem inevitably raises new questions, so that our eagerness for knowledge will never find lasting satisfaction. Nevertheless there is one science which seems to form an exception to this rule, formal logic, the theory of rigorous argumentation. It seems to have reached the ideal endpoint of every scientific aspiration already very shortly after its inception; using the work of some predecessors, Aristotle, or so it is at least assumed by many, has brought this branch of science once and for all to a conclusion. Of course this doesn't sound that implausible. We apparently know what rigorous argumentation is; otherwise various sciences, in particular pure mathematics, would be completely impossible. And if we know what rigorous argumentation is, then it cannot be difficult to trace once and for all the rules which govern it. The unique subject of formal logic would therefore entail that this science, in variance with the rule which holds for all other sciences, has been able to reach completion at a certain point in history
Les fondements logiques des mathématiques by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

45 editions published between 1950 and 1963 in 4 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Épistémologie mathématique et psychologie; essai sur les relations entre la logique formelle et la pensée réelle by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

16 editions published between 1961 and 1974 in French and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La crise de la raison et la logique; conférences faites à l'Université de Liège dans le cadre des échanges culturels belgo-néerlandais au mois de mais, 1956 by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

19 editions published in 1957 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'existence en mathématiques; conférences faites à la Sorbonne au titre des échanges culturels franco-néerlandais du 29 mars au 7 avril 1954 by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

31 editions published in 1956 in 4 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbolische Logik und Grundlegung der exakten Wissenschaften by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

12 editions published in 1948 in German and Germanic and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implication, formalisation et logique naturelle by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in French and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logic and foundations of science by E.W. Beth Memorial Colloquium( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Épistémologie génétique et recherche psychologique by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

28 editions published between 1957 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semantic entailment and formal derivability by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

18 editions published between 1955 and 1978 in English and Spanish and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the tenth International Congress of Philosophy : (Amsterdam, August 11-18, 1948 by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

33 editions published between 1949 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semantic construction of intuitionistic logic by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

10 editions published in 1956 in English and Dutch and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis der logica by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

10 editions published between 1944 and 1984 in Dutch and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.W. Beth Memorial Colloquium logic and foundations of science : Paris, Institut Poincaré, 19-21 May 1964 by Jean-Louis Destouches( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peu aprt!s la mort d'E. W. Beth, j'ai pu organiser a Paris, a l'Institut Henri Poincare, un Colloque a sa memoire. Je suis heureux qu'aujourd'hui les Actes de ce Colloque soient publies en un volume qui materialise l'hom mage que ses amis, collegues et eleves ont voulu lui rendre. Ce Colloque international qui groupait des specialistes de nationalites diverses appartenant a de nombreuses disciplines, a fait ressortir la ri chesse et la portee de l'oeuvre d'E. W. Beth et Ie rayonnement de sa personnalite. Que Madame Beth veuille bien trouver ici l'hommage que no us adres sons tous a la memoire de son mario C'est grace aux soins de la Maison d'edition D. Reidel que ce volume a pu etre realise sous une forme digne de celui que no us voulons honorer. Paris, mai 1967 J.-L. DES TOUCHES v TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface, by Jean-Louis Destouches v G.H. VON WRIGHT / Memorial Address 1 J.-L. DES TOUCHES / Allocution 2 A. HEYTING / Remarques sur la theorie intuitionniste des espaces lineaires 4 K.L. DE BOUVERE / Some Remarks about Synonymity and the Theorem of Beth 10 J.J.F. NIELAND / Beth's Tableau-Method 19 MARCEL GUILLAUME / Quelques remarques sur les "Tableaux de Beth" 39 ROLAND FRAisSE / Une hypothese sur I'extension des relations finies et sa verification dans certaines classes particulieres (deuxieme partie) 46 J.J.A
De wijsbegeerte der wiskunde van Parmenides tot Bolzano by Evert Willem Beth( Book )

8 editions published in 1944 in Dutch and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mathematical thought; an introduction to the philosophy of mathematics
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