Description 
1 online resource 
Series 
The Western Ontario series in philosophy of science ; volume 79 

University of Western Ontario series in philosophy of science ; v. 79

Contents 
Preface  Introduction; Robert DiSalle and María de Paz  Part I Poincaré's Philosophy of Science  1Portrait of Henri Poincaré as a young philosopher: the formative years (18601873); Laurent Rollet  2The Invention of Convention; Janet Folina  3The third way epistemology: A recharacterization of Poincaré's conventionalism; María de Paz  4Poincaré, Indifferent Hypotheses and Metaphysics; Antonio Videira  Part II Poincaré on the Foundations of Mathematics  5Poincaré in Göttingen; Reinhard Kahle  6Poincaré on the Principles of the Calculus;Augusto J. Franco de Oliveira  7Does the French Connection (Poincaré, Lautman) provide some insights regarding the thesis that metamathematics is an exception to the slogan that mathematics concerns structures?; Gerhard Heinzmann.Part III Poincaré on the Foundations of Physics  8Henri Poincaré: The status of mechanical explanations and the foundations of statistical mechanics; João Príncipe  9Poincaré: A scientist inspired by his philosophy; Isabella Serra  10Poincaré on the construction of spacetime; Robert DiSalle  Contributors  Index 
Summary 
This volume presents a selection of papers from the Poincaré Project of the Center for the Philosophy of Science, University of Lisbon, bringing together an international group of scholars with new assessments of Henri Poincaré's philosophy of scienceboth its historical impact on the foundations of science and mathematics, and its relevance to contemporary philosophical inquiry. The work of Poincaré (18541912) extends over many fields within mathematics and mathematical physics. But his scientific work was inseparable from his groundbreaking philosophical reflections, and the scientific ferment in which he participated was inseparable from the philosophical controversies in which he played a preeminent part. The subsequent history of the mathematical sciences was profoundly influenced by Poincaré's philosophical analyses of the relations between and among mathematics, logic, and physics, and, more generally, the relations between formal structures and the world of experience. The papers in this collection illuminate Poincaré's place within his own historical context as well as the implications of his work for ours 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
PDF title page (viewed April 23, 2014) 
Subject 
Poincaré, Henri, 18541912.


Poincaré conjecture.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Paz, María de, editor


DiSalle, Robert, editor

ISBN 
9401787794 (print) 

9401787808 (electronic bk.) 

9789401787796 (print) 

9789401787802 (electronic bk.) 
