Demopoulos, William
Overview
Works:  31 works in 134 publications in 1 language and 2,490 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings Academic theses 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other, Honoree 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about
William Demopoulos
 Analysis and interpretation in the exact sciences : essays in honour of William Demopoulos by Melanie Frappier( )
Most widely held works by
William Demopoulos
Physical theory and its interpretation : essays in honor of Jeffrey Bub by
William Demopoulos(
)
20 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes essays that cover a number of central topics in the foundations of physics, including the role of symmetry principles in classical and quantum physics, Einstein's hole argument in general relativity, quantum mechanics and special relativity, quantum correlations, quantum logic, and quantum probability and information
20 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes essays that cover a number of central topics in the foundations of physics, including the role of symmetry principles in classical and quantum physics, Einstein's hole argument in general relativity, quantum mechanics and special relativity, quantum correlations, quantum logic, and quantum probability and information
Meaning and cognitive structure : issues in the computational theory of mind(
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)
16 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frege's philosophy of mathematics by
William Demopoulos(
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21 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of essays addresses three main developments in recent work on Frege's philosophy of mathematics: the emerging interest in the intellectual background to his logicism; the rediscovery of Frege's theorem; and the reevaluation of the mathematical content of The Basic Laws of Arithmetic. Each essay attempts a sympathetic, if not uncritical, reconstruction, evaluation, or extension of a facet of Frege's theory of arithmetic. Together they form an accessible and authoritative introduction to aspects of Frege's thought that have, until now, been largely missed by the philosophical community
21 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of essays addresses three main developments in recent work on Frege's philosophy of mathematics: the emerging interest in the intellectual background to his logicism; the rediscovery of Frege's theorem; and the reevaluation of the mathematical content of The Basic Laws of Arithmetic. Each essay attempts a sympathetic, if not uncritical, reconstruction, evaluation, or extension of a facet of Frege's theory of arithmetic. Together they form an accessible and authoritative introduction to aspects of Frege's thought that have, until now, been largely missed by the philosophical community
Learnability and linguistic theory by
Robert J Matthews(
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)
14 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The impetus for this volume developed from the 1982 University of Western Ontario Learnability Workshop, which was organized by the editors and sponsored by that University's Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Cognitive Science. The volume e~plores the import of learnability theory for contemporary linguistic theory, focusing on foundational learningtheoretic issues associated with the parametrized GovernmentBinding (GB) framework. Written by prominent re searchers in the field, all but two of the eight contributions are pre viously unpublished. The editor's introduction provides an overview that interrelates the separate papers and elucidates the foundational issues addressed by the volume. Osherson, Stob, and Weinstein's "Learning Theory and Natural Language" first appeared in Cognition (1984); Matthews's "The Plausi bility of Rationalism" was published in the Journal of Philosophy (1984). The editors would like to thank the publishers for permission to reprint these papers. Mr. Marin Marinov assisted with the preparation of the indices for the volume. VB ROBERT 1. MATTHEWS INTRODUCTION: LEARNABILITY AND LINGUISTIC THEORY 1. INTRODUCTION Formal learning theory, as the name suggests, studies the learnability of different classes of formal objects (languages, grammars, theories, etc.) under different formal models of learning. The specification of such a model, which specifies (a) a learning environment, (b) a learn ing strategy, and (c) a criterion for successful learning, determines (d) a class of formal objects, namely, the class that can be acquired to the level of the specified success criterion by a learner implementing the specified strategy in the specified enviroment
14 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The impetus for this volume developed from the 1982 University of Western Ontario Learnability Workshop, which was organized by the editors and sponsored by that University's Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Cognitive Science. The volume e~plores the import of learnability theory for contemporary linguistic theory, focusing on foundational learningtheoretic issues associated with the parametrized GovernmentBinding (GB) framework. Written by prominent re searchers in the field, all but two of the eight contributions are pre viously unpublished. The editor's introduction provides an overview that interrelates the separate papers and elucidates the foundational issues addressed by the volume. Osherson, Stob, and Weinstein's "Learning Theory and Natural Language" first appeared in Cognition (1984); Matthews's "The Plausi bility of Rationalism" was published in the Journal of Philosophy (1984). The editors would like to thank the publishers for permission to reprint these papers. Mr. Marin Marinov assisted with the preparation of the indices for the volume. VB ROBERT 1. MATTHEWS INTRODUCTION: LEARNABILITY AND LINGUISTIC THEORY 1. INTRODUCTION Formal learning theory, as the name suggests, studies the learnability of different classes of formal objects (languages, grammars, theories, etc.) under different formal models of learning. The specification of such a model, which specifies (a) a learning environment, (b) a learn ing strategy, and (c) a criterion for successful learning, determines (d) a class of formal objects, namely, the class that can be acquired to the level of the specified success criterion by a learner implementing the specified strategy in the specified enviroment
Language learning and concept acquisition : foundational issues(
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)
13 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Logicism and its philosophical legacy by
William Demopoulos(
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14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frege's analysis of arithmetical knowledge  Carnap's thesis  On extending 'empiricism, semantics and ontology' to the realisminstrumentalism controversy  Carnap's analysis of realism  Bertrand Russell's The analysis of matter: its historical context and contemporary interest (with Michael Friedman)  On the rational reconstruction of our theoretical knowledge  Three views of theoretical knowledge  Frege and the rigorization of analysis  The philosophical basis of our knowledge of number  The 1910 Principia's theory of functions and classes  Ramsey's extensional propositional functions
14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frege's analysis of arithmetical knowledge  Carnap's thesis  On extending 'empiricism, semantics and ontology' to the realisminstrumentalism controversy  Carnap's analysis of realism  Bertrand Russell's The analysis of matter: its historical context and contemporary interest (with Michael Friedman)  On the rational reconstruction of our theoretical knowledge  Three views of theoretical knowledge  Frege and the rigorization of analysis  The philosophical basis of our knowledge of number  The 1910 Principia's theory of functions and classes  Ramsey's extensional propositional functions
Analysis and interpretation in the exact sciences : essays in honour of William Demopoulos by
Melanie Frappier(
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)
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Experiencing Nature : Proceedings of a Conference in Honor of Allen G. Debus by
Paul H Theerman(
)
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume, honoring the renowned historian of science, Allen G Debus, explores ideas of science  `experiences of nature'  from within a historiographical tradition that Debus has done much to define. As his work shows, the sciences do not develop exclusively as a result of a progressive and inexorable logic of discovery. A wide variety of extrascientific factors, deriving from changing intellectual contexts and differing social millieus, play crucial roles in the overall development of scientific thought. These essays represent case studies in a broad range of scientific settings  from sixteenthcentury astronomy and medicine, through nineteenthcentury biology and mathematics, to the social sciences in the twentiethcentury  that show the impact of both social settings and the crossfertilization of ideas on the formation of science. Aimed at a general audience interested in the history of science, this book closes with Debus's personal perspective on the development of the field. Audience: This book will appeal especially to historians of science, of chemistry, and of medicine
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume, honoring the renowned historian of science, Allen G Debus, explores ideas of science  `experiences of nature'  from within a historiographical tradition that Debus has done much to define. As his work shows, the sciences do not develop exclusively as a result of a progressive and inexorable logic of discovery. A wide variety of extrascientific factors, deriving from changing intellectual contexts and differing social millieus, play crucial roles in the overall development of scientific thought. These essays represent case studies in a broad range of scientific settings  from sixteenthcentury astronomy and medicine, through nineteenthcentury biology and mathematics, to the social sciences in the twentiethcentury  that show the impact of both social settings and the crossfertilization of ideas on the formation of science. Aimed at a general audience interested in the history of science, this book closes with Debus's personal perspective on the development of the field. Audience: This book will appeal especially to historians of science, of chemistry, and of medicine
The Art of the Intelligible : an Elementary Survey of Mathematics in its Conceptual Development by
John L Bell(
)
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compact survey, at the elementary level, of some of the most important concepts of mathematics. Attention is paid to their technical features, historical development and broader philosophical significance. Each of the various branches of mathematics is discussed separately, but their interdependence is emphasised throughout. Certain topics  such as Greek mathematics, abstract algebra, set theory, geometry and the philosophy of mathematics  are discussed in detail. Appendices outline from scratch the proofs of two of the most celebrated limitative results of mathematics: the insolubility of the problem of doubling the cube and trisecting an arbitrary angle, and the Gödel incompleteness theorems. Additional appendices contain brief accounts of smooth infinitesimal analysis  a new approach to the use of infinitesimals in the calculus  and of the philosophical thought of the great 20th century mathematician Hermann Weyl. Readership: Students and teachers of mathematics, science and philosophy. The greater part of the book can be read and enjoyed by anyone possessing a good high school mathematics background
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compact survey, at the elementary level, of some of the most important concepts of mathematics. Attention is paid to their technical features, historical development and broader philosophical significance. Each of the various branches of mathematics is discussed separately, but their interdependence is emphasised throughout. Certain topics  such as Greek mathematics, abstract algebra, set theory, geometry and the philosophy of mathematics  are discussed in detail. Appendices outline from scratch the proofs of two of the most celebrated limitative results of mathematics: the insolubility of the problem of doubling the cube and trisecting an arbitrary angle, and the Gödel incompleteness theorems. Additional appendices contain brief accounts of smooth infinitesimal analysis  a new approach to the use of infinitesimals in the calculus  and of the philosophical thought of the great 20th century mathematician Hermann Weyl. Readership: Students and teachers of mathematics, science and philosophy. The greater part of the book can be read and enjoyed by anyone possessing a good high school mathematics background
The modal interpretation of quantum mechanics by
William Demopoulos(
)
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Number to Sound by
William Demopoulos(
)
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum reality, relativistic causality, and closing the epistemic circle : essays in honour of Abner Shimony by
Wayne C Myrvold(
)
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In July 2006, a major international conference was held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada, to celebrate the career and work of a remarkable man of letters. Abner Shimony, who is well known for his pioneering contributions to foundations of quantum mechanics, is a physicist as well as a philosopher, and is highly respected among the intellectuals of both communities. In line with Shimony's conviction that philosophical investigation is not to be divorced from theoretical and empirical work in the sciences, the conference brought together leading theoretical physicists, experimentalists, as well as philosophers. This book collects twentythree original essays stemming from the conference, on topics including history and methodology of science, Bell's theorem, probability theory, the uncertainty principle, stochastic modifications of quantum mechanics, and relativity theory. It ends with a transcript of a fascinating discussion between Lee Smolin and Shimony, ranging over the entire spectrum of Shimony's wideranging contributions to philosophy, science, and philosophy of science."Jacket
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In July 2006, a major international conference was held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada, to celebrate the career and work of a remarkable man of letters. Abner Shimony, who is well known for his pioneering contributions to foundations of quantum mechanics, is a physicist as well as a philosopher, and is highly respected among the intellectuals of both communities. In line with Shimony's conviction that philosophical investigation is not to be divorced from theoretical and empirical work in the sciences, the conference brought together leading theoretical physicists, experimentalists, as well as philosophers. This book collects twentythree original essays stemming from the conference, on topics including history and methodology of science, Bell's theorem, probability theory, the uncertainty principle, stochastic modifications of quantum mechanics, and relativity theory. It ends with a transcript of a fascinating discussion between Lee Smolin and Shimony, ranging over the entire spectrum of Shimony's wideranging contributions to philosophy, science, and philosophy of science."Jacket
The homogeneous form of logic programs with equality by
W Demopoulos(
Book
)
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ernst Mach's World Elements by
Erik C Banks(
)
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Experience, Reality, and Scientific Explanation by
William Demopoulos(
)
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consciousness and Intentionality by
William Demopoulos(
)
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Knowledge, Cause, and Abstract Objects by
Colin Cheyne(
)
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Witches, Scientists, Philosophers by
William Demopoulos(
)
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the possibility structure of physical systems by
William Demopoulos(
)
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Pitowsky, Itamar 1950 Editor
 Bub, Jeffrey Honoree
 Frappier, Mélanie Editor
 Brown, Derek H. Editor
 DiSalle, Robert Editor
 Pylyshyn, Zenon W. 1937 Other Editor
 Matthews, Robert J. 1943 Author Editor
 University of Western Ontario Centre for Cognitive Science Editor
 Marras, Ausonio Publishing director Editor
 Butts, Robert E. Author
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