About this book
The volume includes twenty-five research papers presented as gifts to John L. Bell to celebrate his 60th birthday by colleagues, former students, friends and admirers. Like Bell’s own work, the contributions cross boundaries into several inter-related fields. The contributions are new work by highly respected figures, several of whom are among the key figures in their fields. Some examples: in foundations of maths and logic (William Lawvere, Peter Aczel, Graham Priest, Giovanni Sambin); analytical philosophy (Michael Dummett, William Demopoulos), philosophy of science (Michael Redhead, Frank Arntzenius), philosophy of mathematics (Michael Hallett, John Mayberry, Daniel Isaacson) and decision theory and foundations of ecomonics (Ken Bimore). Most articles are contributions to current philosophical debates, but contributions also include some new mathematical results, important historical surveys, and a translation by Wilfrid Hodges of a key work of arabic logic.
Adam Rieger Alberto Peruzzi Colin Howson Daniel Isaacson Elaine Landry Elei Zahar F. William Lawvere Frank Arntzenius Giovanni Sambin Graham Priest J.P. Mayberry John Bell Ken Binmore Michael Dummett Michael Redhead Mox Dickmann Peter Aczel Wilfrid Hodges William Demopoulos epistemology foundations of mathematics history of philosophy logic philosophy of science