Lakatos (1978b)

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Lakatos, Imre. (1978) Philosophical Papers: Volume 2. Mathematics, Science and Epistemology. Cambridge University Press.

Title Philosophical Papers: Volume 2. Mathematics, Science and Epistemology
Resource Type book
Author(s) Imre Lakatos
Year 1978
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 9780521280303


Imre Lakatos' philosophical and scientific papers are published here in two volumes. Volume II presents his work on the philosophy of mathematics (much of it unpublished), together with some critical essays on contemporary philosophers of science and some famous polemical writings on political and educational issues.

Imre Lakatos had an influence out of all proportion to the length of his philosophical career. This collection exhibits and confirms the originality, range and the essential unity of his work. It demonstrates too the force and spirit he brought to every issue with which he engaged, from his most abstract mathematical work to his passionate 'Letter to the director of the LSE'. Lakatos' ideas are now the focus of widespread and increasing interest, and these volumes should make possible for the first time their study as a whole and their proper assessment.

Articles in This Book

Here are the articles included in this book:

  • Lakatos (1962): Lakatos, Imre. (1962) Infinite Regress and Foundations of Mathematics. In Lakatos (1978b), 3-23.
  • Lakatos (1967): Lakatos, Imre. (1967) A Renaissance of Empiricism in the Recent Philosophy of Mathematics? In Lakatos (1978b), 24-42.
  • Lakatos (1973): Lakatos, Imre. (1973) The Problem of Appraising Scientific Theories: Three Approaches. In Lakatos (1978b), 107-120.
  • Lakatos (1968a): Lakatos, Imre. (1968) Changes in the Problem of Inductive Logic. In Lakatos (1978b), 128-200.
  • Lakatos (1974c): Lakatos, Imre. (1974) Anomalies Versus "Crucial Experiments". In Lakatos (1978b), 211-223.
  • Lakatos (1976b): Lakatos, Imre. (1976) Understanding Toulmin. In Lakatos (1978b), 224-245.

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