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Demopoulos, William

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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
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Most widely held works about William Demopoulos
 
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
Meaning and cognitive structure : issues in the computational theory of mind( Book )

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( Book )

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( Book )

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 learning-theoretic issues associated with the parametrized Government-Binding (G-B) 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( Book )

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( Book )

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 realism-instrumentalism 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( Book )

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 extra-scientific 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 sixteenth-century astronomy and medicine, through nineteenth-century biology and mathematics, to the social sciences in the twentieth-century - that show the impact of both social settings and the cross-fertilization 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
The modal interpretation of quantum mechanics by William Demopoulos( )

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

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 twenty-three 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 wide-ranging 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

Ernst Mach's World Elements by Erik C Banks( )

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

Consciousness and Intentionality by William Demopoulos( )

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

Witches, Scientists, Philosophers by William Demopoulos( )

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

 
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Physical theory and its interpretation : essays in honor of Jeffrey Bub
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Meaning and cognitive structure : issues in the computational theory of mindFrege's philosophy of mathematicsLanguage learning and concept acquisition : foundational issuesQuantum reality, relativistic causality, and closing the epistemic circle : essays in honour of Abner Shimony
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