Science without Numbers. Hartry Field. Abstract. The book argues that there is no reason to believe in the existence of mathematical entities, or the literal truth of. Science Without Numbers caused a stir in , with its bold nominalist approach Ontology and Logic: Remarks on Hartry Field’s Anti-Platonist Philosophy of. Science without numbers, A Defence of H. Field – – Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l’Etranger (4) Review: Hartry.

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Publications Pages Publications Pages. Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: A Defense of Nominalism. Newtonian Gravitational Theory Nominalized 9. Science Without Numbers caused a stir in philosophy on its original publication inwith its bold nominalist approach to the ontology of mathematics and science.

David Liggins – – Philosophical Quarterly 57 A Defence of Nominalism.

Science without Numbers

Field goes on to argue that we can axiomatize physical theories using nominalistic claims only, and that in fact this has advantages over the usual axiomatizations that are independent of nominalism. David Liggins – – Sdience 68 1: Science Logic and Mathematics. Resnik – – Philosophical Studies 47 2: Oxford Scholarship Online This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and sdience at book and chapter level.


Cian Dorr – – Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 2pt2: The Sources of Intentionality Uriah Kriegel. A Defense of Nominalism Hartry H. Sign in to use this feature.

Science without Numbers – Oxford Scholarship

Physical theories are best presented in an intrinsic manner that does not require any reference to mathematical entities. Oxford University Press is a filed of the University of Oxford. History of Western Philosophy. Truth and the Absence of Fact Hartry Field. The Logical Must Penelope Maddy. Reconstructing Reality Margaret Morrison. Quantification and Ontology in Philosophy of Language.

Sign wighout Create an account. Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication. Part of the argument is that good mathematics has a special feature “conservativeness” that allows it to be applied to “nominalistic” claims roughly, those neutral fiel the existence of mathematical entities in a way that generates nominalistic consequences more easily without generating any new ones.

A Defense of Nominalism Hartry H. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

Of Numbers and Electrons. History of Western Philosophy.


David Liggins – – Philosophical Quarterly 57 Space, Time, and Stuff Frank Arntzenius. Chris Swoyer – – Australasian Journal of Philosophy 60 3: My Strategy for Nominalizing Physics, and its Advantages 6. Choose your country or region Close.

It is now reissued in a revised contains a substantial new preface giving the author’s current views on the original book and the issues that were raised in the subsequent discussion of it.

This article has no associated abstract. Sciencw – – Philosophy of Science 48 3: The explanation of the utility of mathematics in describing the physical world does not require that the mathematics be true, but only little more than it be consistent.

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