Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Vintage Enthusiasms

Essays in Honour of John L. Bell

  • David DeVidi
  • Michael Hallett
  • Peter Clarke

Part of the The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science book series (WONS, volume 75)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. History and Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William Demopoulos
      Pages 3-18
    3. Michael Dummett
      Pages 19-34
    4. Wilfrid Hodges
      Pages 35-67
    5. Giovanni Sambin
      Pages 69-96
    6. David DeVidi
      Pages 97-112
  3. Truth, Consistency and Paradox

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Colin Howson
      Pages 115-134
    3. Graham Priest
      Pages 153-169
    4. Adam Rieger
      Pages 171-187
    5. Michael Hallett
      Pages 189-218
  4. Logic, Set Theory and Category Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. F. William Lawvere
      Pages 249-254
    3. J.P. Mayberry
      Pages 255-286
    4. Alberto Peruzzi
      Pages 287-324
  5. Philosophy of Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Frank Arntzenius
      Pages 327-343
    3. Elaine Landry
      Pages 361-380
    4. Michael Redhead
      Pages 381-384
  6. Decision Theory and Epistemology

  7. Aesthetics

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 473-486

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

Editors and affiliations

  • David DeVidi
    • 1
  • Michael Hallett
    • 2
  • Peter Clarke
    • 3
  1. 1., PhilosophyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Dept. PhilosophyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  3. 3., PhilosophyUniversity of St. AndrewsSt AndrewsUnited Kingdom

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