Science Without Numbers

Princeton University Press (1980)

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Hartry Field
New York University
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Science Without Numbers caused a stir in 1980, with its bold nominalist approach to the philosophy of mathematics and science. It has been unavailable for twenty years and is now reissued in a revised edition with a substantial new preface presenting the author's current views and responses to the issues raised in subsequent debate.
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ISBN(s) 0631126724   9780198777915
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