Search for dissertations about: "Mathematical Realism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the words Mathematical Realism.

  1. 1. Objects and objectivity : Alternatives to mathematical realism

    Author : Ebba Gullberg; Sten Lindström; John Cantwell; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy of mathematics; mathematical realism; ontological realism; semantic realism; platonism; the semantic argument; the indispensability argument; the non-uniqueness problem; Benacerraf s dilemma; the irrelevance challenge; Field; Carnap; Balaguer; Yablo; the internal external distinction; fictionalism; Theoretical philosophy; Teoretisk filosofi; Theoretical Philosophy; teoretisk filosofi;

    Abstract : This dissertation is centered around a set of apparently conflicting intuitions that we may have about mathematics. On the one hand, we are inclined to believe that the theorems of mathematics are true. READ MORE

  2. 2. Concept Formation in Mathematics

    Author : Jörgen Sjögren; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Explication; Power of arithmetical theories; Formal Proof; Informal proof; Indispensability; Mathematical Realism; Explication; Formal proof; Mathematical realism; Naturvetenskap; Natural sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of three overlapping parts, where the first one centers around the possibility of defining a measure of the power of arithmetical theories. In this part a partial measure of the power of arithmetical theories is constructed, where ''power'' is understood as capability to prove theorems. READ MORE

  3. 3. The realism of mathematical school tasks : Features and consequences

    Author : Torulf Palm; Hans Wallin; Johan Lithner; Rudolf Straesser; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Subject didactics; Ämnesdidaktik; didactics of mathematics; matematikdidaktik;

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  4. 4. Hilary Putnam on Meaning and Necessity

    Author : Anders Öberg; Sören Stenlund; Sharon Rider; Pierre Wagner; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; philosophy of language; philosophy of science; philosophy of mathematics; Hilary Putnam; W.V. Quine; Rudolf Carnap; realism; anti-realism; Theoretical Philosophy; Teoretisk filosofi;

    Abstract : In this dissertation on Hilary Putnam's philosophy, I investigate his development regarding meaning and necessity, in particular mathematical necessity. Putnam has been a leading American philosopher since the end of the 1950s, becoming famous in the 1960s within the school of analytic philosophy, associated in particular with the philosophy of science and the philosophy of language. READ MORE

  5. 5. Perspectives on Modeling and Simulation of Urban Systems with Multiple Actors and Subsystems

    Author : Elhabib Moustaid; Sebastiaan Meijer; Gunnar Flötteröd; S Rajagopalan; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Simulation Modeling; Urban Systems; Expert Knowledge; Complexity Science; Mathematical Modeling; Second Order Effects.; Simulering och modellering; urbana system; expertkunskap; Komplexitetsvetenskap; matematisk modellering; andra graden effekt; Teknik och hälsa; Technology and Health;

    Abstract : Cities are the spaces of the interaction between social, physical, political, and economic entities, which makes planning and intervening in such systems difficult. Urban systems are complex adaptive systems in that their behaviours are often the result of the interaction of their components. READ MORE