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Imre Lakatos and the Guises of Reason

  • Kartonierter Einband
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John Kadvany is a Principal at the mangement consulting firm Policy and Decision Science. He has published essays on Lakatos, the... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Autorentext

John Kadvany is a Principal at the mangement consulting firm Policy and Decision Science. He has published essays on Lakatos, the philosophy of mathematics, risk, and environmental policy.



Klappentext

An exploration of the philosophy of science and mathematics of Hungarian emigre, Imre Lakatos, demonstrating its contemporary relevance.



Zusammenfassung
Presenting a reconstruction of ideas from the history of philosophy, science, and mathematics, this work shows that embedded in Lakatos's work is a historical philosophy rooted in his Hungarian past. It reveals that he introduced transformations of Hegelian and Marxist ideas about historiography, skepticism, criticism, and rationality.

Inhalt

Who was Imre Lakatos? a mathematical bildungsroman; the mathematical present as history; the method of proofs and refutations; mathematical scepticism; between formal and informal; reason inverted a changing logic of scientific discovery; Kuhn, Popper, Feyerabend, Lakatos; an historiographic toolkit; contradiction and hindsight; historiography as theory-laden rational reconstruction; a changing logic; classical political economy as research programme, Magyarorszag - Hungary; Hungary 1956 and the inverted world.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Imre Lakatos and the Guises of Reason
Autor:
EAN: 9780822326496
ISBN: 978-0-8223-2649-6
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Duke University Press
Genre: Naturwissenschaften allgemein
Anzahl Seiten: 400
Gewicht: 653g
Größe: H234mm x B152mm x T28mm
Jahr: 2001
Auflage: New.