WorldCat Identities

Worrall, John

Overview
Works: 61 works in 275 publications in 5 languages and 1,717 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Author, Printer, Other, Redactor
Classifications: Q175, 511.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Worrall
Rationality and reality : conversations with Alan Musgrave by Colin Cheyne( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Musgrave has consistently defended two positions that he regards as commonsensical - critical realism and critical rationalism. This work discusses themes that are relevant in one way or another to Musgrave's work. It is intended as an examination of topics of interest in philosophy
Proofs and refutations : the logic of mathematical discovery by Imre Lakatos( Book )

63 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imre Lakatos's 'Proofs and refutations' is an enduring classic which has never lost its relevance. Taking the form of a dialogue between a teacher and some students, the book considers various solutions to mathematical problems and in the process raises important questions about the nature of mathematical discovery and methodology. Lakatos shows that mathematics grows through a process of improvement by attempts at proofs and critiques of these attempts, and his work continues to inspire mathematicians and philosophers aspiring to develop a philosophy of mathematics that accounts for both the static and the dynamic complexity of mathematical practice. With a specially commissioned Preface written by Paolo Mancosu, this book has been revived for a new generation of readers
The methodology of scientific research programmes by Imre Lakatos( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection exhibits and confirms the originality, range and the essential unity of his work
The ontology of science( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics, science, and epistemology by Imre Lakatos( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Newton's scientific achievement. Volume 2 presents his work on the philosophy of mathematics (much of it unpublished), together with some critical essays on contemporary philosophers of science and some famous polemical writings on political and educational issues
Philosophical papers by Imre Lakatos( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pruebas y refutaciones : la lógica del descubrimiento matemático by Imre Lakatos( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in Spanish and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical papers by Imre Lakatos( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics, science, and epistemology : philosophical papers by Imre Lakatos( )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophische Schriften by Imre Lakatos( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in German and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La metodología de los programas de investigación científica by Imre Lakatos( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophische Schriften by Imre Lakatos( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in German and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophische Schriften by Imre Lakatos( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in German and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical papers (of) Imre Lakatos by Imre Lakatos( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimostrazioni e confutazioni : la logica della scoperta matematica by Imre Lakatos( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Methodologie der wissenschaftlichen Forschungsprogramme by Imre Lakatos( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Society, betrachtet die Hexentheorie als das Musterbeispiel empirischen Denkens. Wir müssen das empirische Denken definieren, ehe wir mit Hume anfangen, Bücher zu verbren nen. Das wissenschaftliche Denken konfrontiert die Theorien mit den Tatsachen; und eine der Hauptbedingungen dabei ist, daß die Theorien von den Tatsachen gestützt sein müs sen. Wie ist das nun des genaueren möglich? Darauf sind mehrere verschiedene Antworten vorgeschlagen worden. Newton selbst glaubte, seine Gesetze aufgrundder Tatsachen bewiesen zu haben. Er war stolz darauf, keine bloßen Hypothesen anzubieten; er veröffentlichte nur Theorien, die aufgrundder Tatsa chen bewiesen waren. Und zwar behauptete er, seine Gesetze aus den Keplerschen 'Erschei nungen' abgeleitet zu haben. Doch das war Unsinn, denn nach Kepler bewegten sich die Plane ten in Ellipsen, nach Newton aber wäre das nur richtig, wenn die Planeten nicht gegenseitig ihre Bewegung stören würden, und eben dies tun sie. Daher mußte Newton eine Störungstheo rie entwickeln, nach der sich kein Planet auf einer Ellipse bewegt. Heute kann man leicht zeigen, daß sich kein Naturgesetz aus endlich vielen Tatsa chen schlüssig ableiten läßt; doch man liest immer noch, wissenschaftliche Theorien würden aufgrundder Tatsachen bewiesen. Woher kommt diese hartnäckige Sperre gegen die elemen tare Logik? Das läßt sich sehr einleuchtend erklären. Die Wissenschaftler möchten ihren Theorien Achtung verschaffen, sie sollen die Bezeichnung 'Wissenschaft' verdienen, also echte Erkenntnis sein. Nun bezog sich im 17. Jahrhundert, als die Wissenschaft entstand, die wichtigste Erkenntnis auf Gott und den Teufel, auf Himmel und Hölle
Beweise und Widerlegungen : die Logik mathematischer Entdeckungen by Imre Lakatos( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in German and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematik, empirische Wissenschaft und Erkenntnistheorie by Imre Lakatos( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical papers by Imre Lakatos( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East Anglia in colour by John Worrall( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rationality and reality : conversations with Alan Musgrave
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Proofs and refutations : the logic of mathematical discoveryThe methodology of scientific research programmesMathematics, science, and epistemologyPhilosophical papersPhilosophical papersMathematics, science, and epistemology : philosophical papersPhilosophical papers (of) Imre LakatosPhilosophical papersEast Anglia in colour
Alternative Names
John Worrall britischer Philosoph und Wissenschaftstheoretiker

John Worrall Brits filosoof

John Worrall filósofu británicu

Worall, John

Worrall, J.

Worrall, John

جان ورال فیلسوف بریتانیایی

ウォラル, J

Languages
English (167)

Spanish (19)

German (15)

Italian (2)

Turkish (1)