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    Aristotle's Logic and the Quest for the Quantification of the Predicate.Bert Mosselmans - 2008 - Foundations of Science 13 (3-4):195-198.
    This paper examines the quest for the quantification of the predicate, as discussed by W.S. Jevons, and relates it to the discussion about universals and particulars between Plato and Aristotle. We conclude that the quest for the quantification of the predicate can only be achieved by stripping the syllogism from its metaphysical heritage.
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    William Stanley Jevons and the Extent of Meaning in Logic and Economics.Bert Mosselmans - 1998 - History and Philosophy of Logic 19 (2):83-99.
    This paper shows that William Stanley Jevons was not precursor of logical positivism despite his attempt to build up a unified science. His mechanical reductionism was directed towards this project, and Jevons tried to found mathematics on logic through the development of a theory of number. We show that his attempts were unsuccessful, and that his errors remain visible within the totality of his mechanical system, including his economics. We argue that both his logic and his economics are comprehensible only (...)
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    Human Culture and Science: Equality and Inequality as Foundations of Scientific Thought. [REVIEW]Bert Mosselmans & Ernest Mathijs - 2000 - Foundations of Science 5 (3):339-378.
    We argue that the concepts of `human equality' and `inequality' play an important role in the structure of science and philosophy. When the value of `human inequality' predominates, scientific categories are formed in accordance with the principle of `hierarchical differentiation' and concepts remain closely tied to the objects they are referring to. Following Mirowski we define this as the `anthropometric stage' of human thought and development. Contrary, Mirowski's `syndetic stage' refers to societies where the value of `human equality' prevails. Here (...)
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    Time and Value in the History of Political Economy.Bert Mosselmans - 2004 - Foundations of Science 10 (3):325-345.
    This paper explores the relationship of time and value in the history of economics, using the contributions of Girard, Achterhuis, Kula and Mirowski. In the ‘anthropometric stage’ time and value are intertwined: value and time are not abstract concepts, but they express a concrete process which incorporates the social positions of individuals. In the ‘lineamentric stage’ the concepts of time and value remain cyclical, but they receive an abstract character. The economy reproduces itself cyclically, because the origin of value – (...)
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    Mimesis and the Representation of Reality: A Historical World View. [REVIEW]Ernest Mathijs & Bert Mosselmans - 2000 - Foundations of Science 5 (1):61-102.
    The representation of reality is a fundamental concept in the perception of theworld. Its historical consideration leads to an understanding of historical andcontemporary culture. In this paper we specifically investigate theanthropometric stage of cultural development as a historical world view. Wedefine this stage on the basis of René Girard's hypotheses on the origin ofculture, and we isolate its principles. Next, we consider the function of art asthe representation of cultural values. We investigate the three major motivesof artistic representation in the (...)
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    Aristotelian Encounters.Michael Burke, Mark Janse & Bert Mosselmans - 2008 - Foundations of Science 13.
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    William Stanley Jevons.Bert Mosselmans - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  8. William Stanley Jevons and the Cutting Edge of Economics.Bert Mosselmans - 2007 - Routledge.
    The impressive young scholar Bert Mosselmans, analyzing the theory and policy of Jevons, a major figure in the field of the history of economics, has put together a volume with broad international appeal, particularly in Europe, North America and Japan, that offers a synthetic approach to Jevons’ economic theory, applied economics and economic policy. Adopting a relativist approach to his subject, Mosselmans focuses on all aspects of Jevons’ theory, tying the different strands together where appropriate and discriminating where necessary. Examining (...)
     
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