Table of contents for Poincare, philosopher of science : problems and perspectives / Maria de Paz.


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Preface.- Introduction; Robert DiSalle and María de Paz.- Part I Poincaré’s Philosophy of Science.- 1 Portrait of Henri Poincaré as a young philosopher: the formative years (1860-1873); Laurent Rollet.- 2 The Invention of Convention; Janet Folina.- 3 The third way epistemology: A re-characterization of Poincaré’s conventionalism; María de Paz.- 4 Poincaré, Indifferent Hypotheses and Metaphysics; Antonio Videira.- Part II Poincaré on the Foundations of Mathematics.- 5 Poincaré in Göttingen; Reinhard Kahle.- 6 Poincaré on the Principles of the Calculus; Augusto J. Franco de Oliveira.- 7 Does the French Connection (Poincaré, Lautman) provide some insights regarding the thesis that meta-mathematics is an exception to the slogan that mathematics concerns structures?; Gerhard Heinzmann.- Part III Poincaré on the Foundations of Physics.- 8 Henri Poincaré: The status of mechanical explanations and the foundations of statistical mechanics; João Príncipe.- 9 Poincaré: A scientist inspired by his philosophy; Isabella Serra.- 10 Poincaré on the construction of space-time; Robert DiSalle.- Contributors.- Index.


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