MCMP – History of Philosophy

MCMP – History of Philosophy

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Mathematical Philosophy - the application of logical and mathematical methods in philosophy - is about to experience a tremendous boom in various areas of philosophy. At the new Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, which is funded mostly by the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, philosophical research will be carried out mathematically, that is, by means of methods that are very close to those used by the scientists. The purpose of doing philosophy in this way is not to reduce philosophy to mathematics or to natural science in any sense; rather mathematics is applied in order to derive philosophical conclusions from philosophical assumptions, just as in physics mathematical methods are used to derive physical predictions from physical laws. Nor is the idea of mathematical philosophy to dismiss any of the ancient questions of philosophy as irrelevant or senseless: although modern mathematical philosophy owes a lot to the heritage of the Vienna and Berlin Circles of Logical Empiricism, unlike the Logical Empiricists most mathematical philosophers today are driven by the same traditional questions about truth, knowledge, rationality, the nature of objects, morality, and the like, which were driving the classical philosophers, and no area of traditional philosophy is taken to be intrinsically misguided or confused anymore. It is just that some of the traditional questions of philosophy can be made much clearer and much more precise in logical-mathematical terms, for some of these questions answers can be given by means of mathematical proofs or models, and on this basis new and more concrete philosophical questions emerge. This may then lead to philosophical progress, and ultimately that is the goal of the Center.
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Mathematical Philosophy - the application of logical and mathematical methods in philosophy - is about to experience a tremendous boom in various areas of philosophy. At the new Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, which is funded mostly by the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, philosophical research will be carried out mathematically, that is, by means of methods that are very close to those used by the scientists. The purpose of doing philosophy in this way is not to reduce philosophy to mathematics or to natural science in any sense; rather mathematics is applied in order to derive philosophical conclusions from philosophical assumptions, just as in physics mathematical methods are used to derive physical predictions from physical laws. Nor is the idea of mathematical philosophy to dismiss any of the ancient questions of philosophy as irrelevant or senseless: although modern mathematical philosophy owes a lot to the heritage of the Vienna and Berlin Circles of Logical Empiricism, unlike the Logical Empiricists most mathematical philosophers today are driven by the same traditional questions about truth, knowledge, rationality, the nature of objects, morality, and the like, which were driving the classical philosophers, and no area of traditional philosophy is taken to be intrinsically misguided or confused anymore. It is just that some of the traditional questions of philosophy can be made much clearer and much more precise in logical-mathematical terms, for some of these questions answers can be given by means of mathematical proofs or models, and on this basis new and more concrete philosophical questions emerge. This may then lead to philosophical progress, and ultimately that is the goal of the Center.
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Philosophische Scholastik...

18 Apr 2019 | 01 hr 02 mins 30 secs

Philosophische Schol...

18 Apr 2019 | 01 hr 02 mins 30 secs

Das Technische in der Phi...

18 Apr 2019 | 29 mins 04 secs

Das Technische in de...

18 Apr 2019 | 29 mins 04 secs

Wolfgang Stegmüller und d...

18 Apr 2019 | 26 mins 58 secs

Wolfgang Stegmüller ...

18 Apr 2019 | 26 mins 58 secs

Einführung und Willkommen

18 Apr 2019 | 25 mins 02 secs

Einführung und Willk...

18 Apr 2019 | 25 mins 02 secs

Stegmüllers Wende zum "No...

18 Apr 2019 | 35 mins 17 secs

Stegmüllers Wende zu...

18 Apr 2019 | 35 mins 17 secs

Einige persönliche Gedank...

18 Apr 2019 | 31 mins 58 secs

Einige persönliche G...

18 Apr 2019 | 31 mins 58 secs

Erklärung - Begründung - ...

18 Apr 2019 | 33 mins 40 secs

Erklärung - Begründu...

18 Apr 2019 | 33 mins 40 secs

Wolfgang Stegmüllers Vors...

18 Apr 2019 | 31 mins 39 secs

Wolfgang Stegmüllers...

18 Apr 2019 | 31 mins 39 secs

Giuseppe Veronese: The Fa...

12 May 2015 | 01 hr 08 mins 58 secs

Giuseppe Veronese: T...

12 May 2015 | 01 hr 08 mins 58 secs

Hilbert's metamathematics...

18 Feb 2014 | 01 hr 15 mins 23 secs

Hilbert's metamathem...

18 Feb 2014 | 01 hr 15 mins 23 secs

Quasianalytic Individuati...

21 Oct 2013 | 36 mins 53 secs

Quasianalytic Indivi...

21 Oct 2013 | 36 mins 53 secs

The Old Husserl and the Y...

21 Oct 2013 | 01 hr 07 mins 10 secs

The Old Husserl and ...

21 Oct 2013 | 01 hr 07 mins 10 secs

The Context and Developme...

21 Oct 2013 | 51 mins 20 secs

The Context and Deve...

21 Oct 2013 | 51 mins 20 secs

Rudolf Carnap and Wilhelm...

21 Oct 2013 | 56 mins 22 secs

Rudolf Carnap and Wi...

21 Oct 2013 | 56 mins 22 secs

Carnap and Phenomenology:...

21 Oct 2013 | 56 mins 28 secs

Carnap and Phenomeno...

21 Oct 2013 | 56 mins 28 secs