The Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Laws: Another Copernican Revolution

The Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Laws: Another Copernican Revolution

by Noel Curran
     
 

ISBN-10: 1859726542

ISBN-13: 9781859726549

Pub. Date: 09/01/1997

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859726549
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Avebury Series in Philosophy
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Prolegomenon Frege - the theory of judgement1
1Introduction16
2The concept of number30
3Number systems35
4Algebra - the science of pure time55
5Geometry73
6Measurement and numbers95
7Quaternions versus vector analysis120
8The unification of physics136
Sect. 1The laws of nature137
Sect. 2The arrow of time139
Sect. 3Einstein's special theory of relativity142
Sect. 4Einstein's general theory of relativity, theory of gravitation155
Sect. 5Quantum theory157
Sect. 6Cosmology - the Big Bang and the expansion of the universe166
Sect. 7The philosophy of science - especially the philosophy of mathematics and its applications to nature169
Sect. 8The relation between science and religion - the existence of a God or no God177
References191
Bibliography199
Index203

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