Philosophical Devices: Proofs, Probabilities, Possibilities, and Sets by David Papineau
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0199651728 , 0199651736 | ISBN-13: 9780199651726 , 9780199651733 | 224 pages | PDF | 1,3 MB
This book is designed to explain the technical ideas that are taken for granted in much contemporary philosophical writing. Notions like "denumerability," "modal scope distinction," "Bayesian conditionalization," and "logical completeness" are usually only elucidated deep within difficult specialist texts. By offering simple explanations that by-pass much irrelevant and boring detail, Philosophical Devices is able to cover a wealth of material that is normally only available to specialists.