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Vienna Circle Institute Library, Vol 1
Appraising Lakatos – Mathematics, Methodology and the Man
Hrsg. George Kampis, Ladislav Kvasz and Michael Stöltzner

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Appraising Lakatos – Mathematics, Methodology and the Man


Autoren
Carrier,  Congdon,  Corfield ,  Forrari,  Gillies ,  Kiss,  Koetsier,  Kvasz,  Long,  Mormann,   Motterlini,  Reichel,  Ropolyi,  Stöltzner,   Szegedi,  Watkins,  Worall


Table of Contents

Introduction

IX

I. IN DEFENCE OF SCIENTIFIC RATIONALITY

JOHN WATKINS:  The Propositional Content of the Popper-Lakatos Rift 3
DONALD GILLIES:  Laktatos' Criticisms of Popper 13
MATTEO MOTTERLINI:  Prof Lakatos Between the Hegelian Devil and the
  Popperian Deep Blue Sea
23
MARTIN CARRIER:  Explaining Scientific Progress: Lakatos’Methodological Account
  of Kuhnian Patterns of Theory Change
53
GABOR FORRARI:  Lakatos, Reason and History 73
JOHN WORALL:  “Heuristic Power” and the   “Logic of Scientific Discovery:
  Why the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes ist Less Than Half the Story”
85
PETER SZEGEDI:  “Lakatos on Crucial Experiments and the History of Interpretations of
  Quantum Mechanics
101


II. UNDERWAY TO A PHILOSOPHY OF CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS
DAVID CORFIELD:  Argumentation and the Mathematical Process 115
THOMAS MORMANN:  Toward an Evolutionary Account of Conceptual Change
  in Mathematics: Proofs and Refutations and the Axiomatic Variation of Concepts
139
MICHAEL STÖLTZNER:  What Lakatos Could Teach the Mathematical Physicist 157
TEUN KOETSIER:  Lakatos’ Mitigated Scepticism in the Philosophy of Mathematics 189
LADISLAV KVASZ:  Lakatos’ Methodology Between Logic and Dialectic 211
OLGA KISS:  Mathematical Heuristic - Lakatos and Pólya 243
HANS-CHRISTIAN REICHEL:  Lakatos an Aspects of Mathematics Education 255


III. LIFE AND POLITICS
JANCIS LONG:  The Unforgiven: Imre Lakatos’ Life in Hungary 263
LASZLO ROPOLYI:  Lakatos and Lukács 303
LEE CONGDON:  Lakatos’Political Reawakening 339


IV. IMRE LAKATOS’ HUNGARIAN DISSERTATION
A Documentation Arranged by Gabor Kutrovatz

353

Lakatos’ Hungarian Papers Between 1946-1956 375
Index of Names 377