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              Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time
               

              Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Maudlin, Tim

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              This concise book introduces nonphysicists to the core philosophical issues surrounding the nature and structure of space and time, and is also an ideal resource for physicists interested in the conceptual foundations of space-time theory. Tim Maudlin's broad historical overview ...examines Aristotelian and Newtonian accounts of space and time, and traces how Galileo's conceptions of relativity and space-time led to Einstein's special and general theories of relativity. Maudlin explains special relativity using a geometrical approach, emphasizing intrinsic space-time structure rather than coordinate systems or reference frames. He gives readers enough detail about special relativity to solve concrete physical problems while presenting general relativity in a more qualitative way, with an informative discussion of the geometrization of gravity, the bending of light, and black holes. Additional topics include the Twins Paradox, the physical aspects of the Lorentz-FitzGerald contraction, the constancy of the speed of light, time travel, the direction of time, and more. Introduces nonphysicists to the philosophical foundations of space-time theory Provides a broad historical overview, from Aristotle to Einstein Explains special relativity geometrically, emphasizing the intrinsic structure of space-time Covers the Twins Paradox, Galilean relativity, time travel, and more Requires only basic algebra and no formal knowledge of physics
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              ISBN 9780691165714
              Released NZ 15 May 2015
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Princeton Foundations of Contemporary Philosophy
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              Philosophical Logic

              Philosophical Logic (Hardback)

              By Burgess, John P.

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              Presents a survey of nonclassical logics of philosophical interest. This book introduces five central branches of nonclassical logic - temporal, modal, conditional, relevantistic, and intuitionistic - focusing on the sometimes problematic relationship between formal apparatus and... intuitive motivation.
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              ISBN 9780691137896
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2009
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Princeton Foundations of Contemporary Philosophy
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              Philosophy of Law

              Philosophy of Law (Hardback)

              By Marmor, Andrei

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              Provides an analysis of contemporary debates about the fundamental nature of law - an issue that has been at the heart of legal philosophy for centuries. This titlr provides an analysis of the people and ideas that have dominated the field in past centuries.

              ISBN 9780691141671
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2011
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Princeton Foundations of Contemporary Philosophy
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              Philosophical Logic
               

              Philosophical Logic (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burgess, John P.

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              Philosophical Logic is a clear and concise critical survey of nonclassical logics of philosophical interest written by one of the world's leading authorities on the subject. After giving an overview of classical logic, John Burgess introduces five central branches of nonclassical... logic (temporal, modal, conditional, relevantistic, and intuitionistic), focusing on the sometimes problematic relationship between formal apparatus and intuitive motivation. Requiring minimal background and arranged to make the more technical material optional, the book offers a choice between an overview and in-depth study, and it balances the philosophical and technical aspects of the subject.The book emphasizes the relationship between models and the traditional goal of logic, the evaluation of arguments, and critically examines apparatus and assumptions that often are taken for granted. Philosophical Logic provides an unusually thorough treatment of conditional logic, unifying probabilistic and model-theoretic approaches. It underscores the variety of approaches that have been taken to relevantistic and related logics, and it stresses the problem of connecting formal systems to the motivating ideas behind intuitionistic mathematics. Each chapter ends with a brief guide to further reading. Philosophical Logic addresses students new to logic, philosophers working in other areas, and specialists in logic, providing both a sophisticated introduction and a new synthesis.
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              ISBN 9780691156330
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2012
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Princeton Foundations of Contemporary Philosophy
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              Philosophical Logic
               

              Philosophical Logic (EPUB ebook – Course Book)

              By Burgess, John P.

              Presents a survey of nonclassical logics of philosophical interest. This book introduces five central branches of nonclassical logic - temporal, modal, conditional, relevantistic, and intuitionistic - focusing on the sometimes problematic relationship between formal apparatus and... intuitive motivation.
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              ISBN 9781400830497
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              Released NZ 6 Jul 2009
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Truth
               

              Truth (EPUB ebook – Course Book)

              By Burgess, Alexis G.; Burgess, John P.

              An introduction to philosophical debates about truth. It covers a range of issues, including the nature of truth, the status of truth-value gaps, the relationship between truth and meaning, relativism and pluralism about truth, and semantic paradoxes from Alfred Tarski to Saul Kr...ipke and beyond.
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              ISBN 9781400838691
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              Released NZ 28 Feb 2011
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Epistemology
               

              Epistemology (EPUB ebook)

              By Sosa, Ernest

              In this concise book, one of the world's leading epistemologists provides a sophisticated, revisionist introduction to the problem of knowledge in Western philosophy. Modern and contemporary accounts of its problems can be solved or fall away. The result is an important reevaluat...ion of epistemology that will be essential reading for students and teachers.
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              ISBN 9781400883059
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              Released NZ 17 Jan 2017
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              Philosophy of Mathematics
               

              Philosophy of Mathematics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Linnebo, Oystein

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              A sophisticated, original introduction to the philosophy of mathematics from one of its leading thinkers Mathematics is a model of precision and objectivity, but it appears distinct from the empirical sciences because it seems to deliver nonexperiential knowledge of a nonphysical... reality of numbers, sets, and functions. How can these two aspects of mathematics be reconciled? This concise book provides a systematic, accessible introduction to the field that is trying to answer that question: the philosophy of mathematics. Oystein Linnebo, one of the world's leading scholars on the subject, introduces all of the classical approaches to the field as well as more specialized issues, including mathematical intuition, potential infinity, and the search for new mathematical axioms. Sophisticated but clear and approachable, this is an essential book for all students and teachers of philosophy and of mathematics.
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              ISBN 9780691202297
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Princeton Foundations of Contemporary Philosophy
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              Philosophy of Mathematics
               

              Philosophy of Mathematics (EPUB ebook)

              By Linnebo, Oystein

              Field.Sophisticated but clear and approachable, this is an essential introduction for all students and teachers of philosophy, as well as mathematicians and others who want to understand the foundations of mathematics.

              ISBN 9781400885244
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              Released NZ 30 May 2017
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Philosophy of Physics: Quantum Theory
               

              Philosophy of Physics: Quantum Theory (Hardback)

              By Maudlin, Tim

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              A sophisticated and original introduction to the philosophy of quantum mechanics from one of the world's leading philosophers of physics In this book, Tim Maudlin, one of the world's leading philosophers of physics, offers a sophisticated, original introduction to the philosophy ...of quantum mechanics. The briefest, clearest, and most refined account of his influential approach to the subject, the book will be invaluable to all students of philosophy and physics. Quantum mechanics holds a unique place in the history of physics. It has produced the most accurate predictions of any scientific theory, but, more astonishing, there has never been any agreement about what the theory implies about physical reality. Maudlin argues that the very term quantum theory is a misnomer. A proper physical theory should clearly describe what is there and what it does-yet standard textbooks present quantum mechanics as a predictive recipe in search of a physical theory. In contrast, Maudlin explores three proper theories that recover the quantum predictions: the indeterministic wavefunction collapse theory of Ghirardi, Rimini, and Weber; the deterministic particle theory of deBroglie and Bohm; and the conceptually challenging Many Worlds theory of Everett. Each offers a radically different proposal for the nature of physical reality, but Maudlin shows that none of them are what they are generally taken to be.
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              ISBN 9780691183527
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2019
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Series Princeton Foundations of Contemporary Philosophy
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