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New and Published Books

  1. The Analysis of Linear Economic Systems

    Father Maurice Potron’s Pioneering Works

    Edited by Christian Bidard, Guido Erreygers

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    Maurice Potron (1872-1942), a French Jesuit mathematician, constructed and analyzed a highly original, but virtually unknown economic model. This book presents translated versions of all his economic writings, preceded by a long introduction which sketches his life and environment based on...

    Published December 8th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Paradoxes of the Infinite (Routledge Revivals)

    By Bernard Bolzano

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Paradoxes of the Infinite presents one of the most insightful, yet strangely unacknowledged, mathematical treatises of the 19th century: Dr Bernard Bolzano’s Paradoxien. This volume contains an adept translation of the work itself by Donald A. Steele S.J., and in addition an historical introduction...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Frege, Dedekind, and Peano on the Foundations of Arithmetic (Routledge Revivals)

    By Donald Gillies

    First published in 1982, this reissue contains a critical exposition of the views of Frege, Dedekind and Peano on the foundations of arithmetic. The last quarter of the 19th century witnessed a remarkable growth of interest in the foundations of arithmetic. This work analyses both the reasons for...

    Published October 14th 2012 by Routledge

  4. An Objective Theory of Probability (Routledge Revivals)

    By Donald Gillies

    This reissue of D. A. Gillies highly influential work, first published in 1973, is a philosophical theory of probability which seeks to develop von Mises’ views on the subject. In agreement with von Mises, the author regards probability theory as a mathematical science like mechanics or...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Towards Relational Sociology

    By Nick Crossley

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Towards Relational Sociology argues that social worlds comprise networks of interaction and relations. Crossley asserts that relations are lived trajectories of iterated interaction, built up through a history of interaction, but also entailing anticipation of future interaction. In addition, he...

    Published February 5th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Properties, Powers and Structures

    Issues in the Metaphysics of Realism

    Edited by Alexander Bird, Brian Ellis, Howard Sankey

    Series: Routledge Studies in Metaphysics

    While the phrase "metaphysics of science" has been used from time to time, it has only recently begun to denote a specific research area where metaphysics meets philosophy of science—and the sciences themselves. The essays in this volume demonstrate that metaphysics of science is an innovative...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Goedel's Way

    Exploits into an undecidable world

    By Gregory Chaitin, Francisco A Doria, Newton C.A. da Costa

    Kurt Gödel (1906-1978) was an Austrian-American mathematician, who is best known for his incompleteness theorems. He was the greatest mathematical logician of the 20th century, with his contributions extending to Einstein’s general relativity, as he proved that Einstein’s theory admits time...

    Published October 13th 2011 by CRC Press

  8. Islamic Medical and Scientific Tradition

    Edited by Peter Pormann

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Islam developed over the course of its history one of the world’s most innovative and interesting scientific and medical traditions. In this context, the term Islam should not simply be understood as referring to the religion of the prophet Muhammad, but rather to a civilization which was once...

    Published September 1st 2010 by Routledge

  9. Song of Two Worlds

    By Alan Lightman

    In Alan Lightman's new book, a verse narrative, we meet a man who has lost his faith in all things following a mysterious personal tragedy. After decades of living "hung like a dried fly," emptied and haunted by his past, the narrator awakens one morning revitalized and begins a Dante-like journey...

    Published June 14th 2010 by A K Peters/CRC Press

  10. The Force of Argument

    Essays in Honor of Timothy Smiley

    Edited by Jonathan Lear, Alex Oliver

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Timothy Smiley has made ground-breaking contributions to modal logic, free logic, multiple-conclusion logic, and plural logic. He has illuminated Aristotle’s syllogistic, the ideas of logical form and consequence, and the distinction between assertion and rejection, and has worked to debunk the...

    Published December 16th 2009 by Routledge