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  1. Robert Thomas (2012). B. Buldt, B. Löwe and T. Müller (Eds.), Special Issue Towards a New Epistemology of Mathematics; B. Löwe and T. Müller (Eds.), PhiMSAMP: Philosophy of Mathematics: Sociological Aspects and Mathematical Practice; K. François, B. Löwe, T. Müller and B. Van Kerkhove (Eds.), Foundations of the Formal Sciences VII: Bringing Together Philosophy and Sociology of Science. [REVIEW] Philosophia Mathematica 20 (2):258-260.
  2. Robert Thomas (2009). Review of W. Byers, How Mathematicians Think: Using Ambiguity, Contradiction, and Paradox to Create Mathematics. [REVIEW] Philosophia Mathematica 17 (1):113-115.
    Without wishing to suggest that professional philosophers would regard the book as philosophy, I can report that this book is definitely philosophical. Most of the book pertains to mathematical invention, but not just the psychology thereof, with many examples of the way in which mathematical advances move from two different and incompatible ways of viewing something to a higher viewpoint on it that makes better sense and better mathematics. A simple example of this is the invention of zero, where the (...)
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  3. Robert Thomas (2002). Idea Analysis of Algebraic Groups: A Critical Comment on George Lakoff and Rafael Núñez's Where Mathematics Comes From. Philosophical Psychology 15 (2):185 – 195.
    The study that George Lakoff and Rafael Núñez call "idea analysis" and begin in their recent book Where mathematics comes from is intended to dissect mathematical concepts into their metaphorical parts, where metaphor is used in the cognitive-science sense promoted by Lakoff and Mark Johnson in Metaphors we live by and subsequent works by each of them and together. Lakoff and Núñez's analysis of the (modern) algebraic concept of group is based on the attribution to contemporary mathematics of what will (...)
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  4. Robert Thomas (2002). Mathematics and Fiction II: Analogy. Logique Et Analyse 45:185-228.
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  5. Robert Sd Thomas (2000). Mathematics and Fiction I: Identification. Logique Et Analyse 43:301-340.
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  6. Robert Thomas & Pasnau (1999). A Commentary on Aristotle's de Anima. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  7. Robert P. Thomas & Goodwin (1965). Selected Writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. Bobbs-Merril Co.
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  8. Robert P. Thomas & Goodwin (1965). Selected Writings the Principles of Nature, on Being and Essence, on the Virtues in General, on Free Choice. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  9. Robert Thomas, Ioannes Aristotle, Grosseteste, Argyropoulos & Heredi di Girolamo Scotto (1608). S. Thomae Aquinatis in Octo Physicorum Aristotelis Libros Commentaria Ex Vetustissimo Ac Fidelissimo Manu Scripto Exemplaris, Diligentissimè Castigata ... Cum Duplici Textus Tralatione, Antiqua, & Argyropoli Recognitis: Ad Haec Accessit Roberti Linconiensis in Eosdem Summa. [REVIEW] Apud Hæedem Hieronymi Scoti.
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  10. Robert Thomas, Tommaso de Vio Aristotle, Ioannes Grosseteste, Cajetan & Argyropoulos (1595). S. Thomae Aquinatis in Octo Physicorum Aristotelis Libros Commentaria. Apud Haeredem Hieronymi Scoti.
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