The Math You Need to do Philosophy
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You can follow the links below to download supplementary materials and exercises associated with the chapters of More Precisely. All files are PDFs. Non-commercial educational use of these materials is encouraged!
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Exercises for Chapter 1 Sets
These exercises cover the material in Chapter 1 of More Precisely.
Supplementary Material for Chapter 2 Relations
This file adds to the material in Chapter 2 of More Precisely. The file gives examples of functions associated with the genetic code, fuzzy sets, and Quine’s Democritean worlds.
Exercises for Chapter 2 Relations
This file contains exercises for Chapter 2 of More Precisely.
Supplementary Material for Chapter 4 Semantics
This file adds to the material in Chapter 4 of More Precisely. The file focuses on semantics for tensed statements using temporal counterpart theory. It develops an explicit model of a universe with times and gives explicit truth-conditions for tensed statements both de re and de dicto relative to that model.
Supplementary Material for Chapter 7 Infinity
This file adds to the material in Chapter 7 of More Precisely. The file gives several examples of recursive definitions that converge to limits.
Exercises for Chapters 7 and 8 Infinity
This file contains exercises for Chapters 7 and 8 of More Precisely. The exercises cover both countable and uncountable infinities.
Supplementary Material for Chapter 8 Bigger Infinities
This file adds to the material in Chapter 8 of More Precisely. The file deals with combinatorial hierarchies in metaphysics. It discusses 7 types of combinatorial hierarchies, including van Inwagen’s vitalist hierarchy, Goodman’s nominalist hierarchy, Maddy’s pluralist hierarchy, the ZFCU hierarchy, Lewis’s modal realist hierarchy, Quine’s hierarchy of pure sets, and the Pythagorean hierarchy.
|29 May 2017|