Kant and Philosophy of Science Today

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-05
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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What good is Kant's philosophy for current philosophy of science? There has been an increasing interest in Kant and philosophy of science in the past twenty years. Through the reconstruction of a variety of Kantian legacies in the development of nineteenth and twentieth century physics and mathematics, this edited volume explores the relevance that Kant's philosophy still has for current debates in philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of physics.

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Why there are no ready-made phenomena: what philosophers of science should learn from Kant Michela Massimi
Reduction, unity, and the nature of science: Kant's legacy? Margaret Morrison
Invariance principles as regulative ideals: from Wigner to Hilbert Thomas Ryckman
Objectivity: a Kantian perspective Roberto Torretti
Einstein, Kant, and the a priori Michael Friedman
Contingent transcendental arguments for metaphysical principles Hasok Chang
Arithmetic from Kant to Frege: numbers, pure units, and the limits of conceptual representation Daniel Sutherland
Intuition and infinity: a Kantian theme with echoes in the foundations of mathematics Carl Posy
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