From Poincare to Quine
By (author) Yemina Ben-Menahem
Normal Price: $165.00
Your Price: $148.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $16.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.43 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Conventionalism by Yemina Ben-Menahem
Book DescriptionThe daring idea that convention - human decision - lies at the root both of necessary truths and much of empirical science reverberates through twentieth-century philosophy, constituting a revolution comparable to Kant's Copernican revolution. This book provides a comprehensive study of Conventionalism. Drawing a distinction between two conventionalist theses, the under-determination of science by empirical fact, and the linguistic account of necessity, Yemima Ben-Menahem traces the evolution of both ideas to their origins in Poincare's geometric conventionalism. She argues that the radical extrapolations of Poincare's ideas by later thinkers, including Wittgenstein, Quine, and Carnap, eventually led to the decline of conventionalism. This book provides a fresh perspective on twentieth-century philosophy. Many of the major themes of contemporary philosophy emerge in this book as arising from engagement with the challenge of conventionalism.
Buy Conventionalism book by Yemina Ben-Menahem from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521826198
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Yemina Ben-Menahem
Hilary Putnam, Hardback (January 2005)» View all books by Yemina Ben-Menahem
The essays in this volume discuss Putnam's major philosophical contributions.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Conventionalism book by Yemina Ben-Menahem and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Yemina Ben-Menahem
Yemima Ben-Menahem is Pofessor of Philosophy at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is the editor of Hilary Putnam, and co-editor of The Conceptual Foundations of Statistical Physics, a special issue of Studies in the History and Philosophy of Modern Physics.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.