Representation and Invariance of Scientific Structures

Patrick Suppes

Representation and Invariance of Scientific Structures
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Patrick Suppes

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200 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2001
Cloth $55.00 ISBN: 9781575863337 Published October 2001
A fundamental reason for using formal methods in the philosophy of science is the desirability of having a fixed frame of reference that may be used to organize the variety of doctrines at hand. This book—Patrick Suppes's major work, and the result of several decades of research—examines how set-theoretical methods provide such a framework, covering issues of axiomatic method, representation, invariance, probability, mechanics, and language, including research on brain-wave representations of words and sentences. This is a groundbreaking, essential text from a distinguished philosopher.
1. Introduction
2. Axiomatic Definition of Theories
3. Theory of Isomorphic Representation
4. Invariance
5. Representations of Probability
6. Representations of Space and Time
7. Representations in Mechanics
8. Representations of Language
Summary Table of Representation and Invariance Theorems by Chapter
Author Index
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