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Can somebody help me choose relevant literature

Descartes, René. "The Philosophical Writings of Descartes", translated by John Cottingham, Robert Stoothoff, and Dugald Murdoch. Cottingham, John. "Descartes". Kenny, Anthony. &...
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Is there such a thing as the philosophy of economics, and if so, can I read some texts on it?

Start with Why Economists Love Robinson Crusoe: https://www.economist.com/christmas-specials/2023/12/20/why-economists-love-robinson-crusoe The full article is not available but here is the teaser: ...
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Is there such a thing as the philosophy of economics, and if so, can I read some texts on it?

Joon Chang's excellent and accessible Economics: The User's Guide discusses many of the various schools of economics, which he regards not as completing claimants to any scientific truth — for he ...
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Does determinism nullify the science of economics?

does determinism nullify the science of To someone making an empirical model, there's no difference between the statements "the system will behave as if [description]" and "[...
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Is there such a thing as the philosophy of economics, and if so, can I read some texts on it?

Check out Daniel M. Hausman, Tony Lawson and Lawrence A. Boland for economics as a whole. Related to this could be the philosophy behind property and the philosophy of coercion (as they are ...
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Does determinism nullify the science of economics?

The science of economics is based on the assumption that people can make choices Is it? Economics is based on the assumption observation that people behave in certain predictable ways, and that man-...
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Does determinism nullify the science of economics?

Your question muddies the water a little because it assumes that determinism entails a complete lack of free will (common consensus is that it doesn't), but here's 2 ideas: Compatibilism - 'free will' ...
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Ref request: Reality objective or subjective

Not an internal site reference, but imo a potentially important reference for this type of conversation: https://survey2020.philpeople.org/survey/results/all As of 2020, about 80% of professional ...
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Can somebody help me choose relevant literature

SEP and IEP are the standard goto places for philosophy material. Britannica can also be good. Wikipedia is of course there for starters but spotty and not always reliable
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Numbers and Time

How can the philosophy of time inform us about the philosophy of number and vice versa? I don't think it can: time as (the notion of) the purely dynamic, space as (the notion of) the purely static, ...
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What are the solutions for the symbolic representation of individual entities within formal logic expressions?

The sense of idea of ἄτομον, translated into Latin as individuum, that is, what we get by individuation is so primordial for us that it is uniformly an invariable constituent of thought and language (...
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Who said sth like "Marxism could be said to be true, even if its specific predictions were falsified"

Though I can't offer a reference, I can offer some idea on what could have been true in Marxism and where it made a wrong turn -- and, perhaps, it will help you to find what you are looking for. Karl ...
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Does submitting in PhilArchive affect submission in journals?

It's quite common to upload a paper to PhilPapers or other preprint servers before it is accepted. If the journal is triple-blind or blind reviewed, it can become harder for the editor to find ...
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Which philosopher proved that propositions cannot be neither true nor false?

Firstly, as the SEP article on propositions notes, philosophers use the term 'proposition' to mean a number of related but different things, including: A statement, or declarative sentence that has a ...
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Which philosopher proved that propositions cannot be neither true nor false?

EDIT - Wikipedia - Tautology, Contradiction, and Contingency https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tautology_(logic) The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein first applied the term to redundancies of ...
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Which philosopher proved that propositions cannot be neither true nor false?

Which philosopher if any tried to prove that propositions cannot possibly be neither true nor false? I'd say no one, that is just not a philosophical problem per se. (I think) a philosopher might ...
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Is conceivability relative to the subject?

There are two related notions of conceivability, one psychological and one philosophical. In the psychological sense, a state of affairs is conceivable or not-conceivable by an individual. One person ...
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Reference request for the definition of logic

A book that explains what Logic is is P.F. Strawson, Introduction to Logical Theory. The first chapter is devoted to the problem of what Logic and doing Logic is; then there are several chapters ...
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Reference request for the definition of logic

According to Aristote, Prior An., 24a10-24a15: "First we must state the subject of the enquiry and what it is about: the subject is demonstration (ἀπόδειξιν), and it is about demonstrative ...
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Reference request for the definition of logic

The word 'logic' is used in different senses depending on context, and arguably it has shifted in meaning over time. Historically, logic is concerned with rational belief and inference. It is the ...
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Who first said: "Never deny, seldom affirm, always distinguish"?

The quotes reachable through search on the Internet can all be traced back to Randall B. Smith's book which was first published in 2021. By terminus ante quem, this is probably Smith's or a fellow's ...
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What is Richard’s paradox?

See van Heijenoort's Sourcebook, page 142 for the English translation of original (1905) Jules Richard's letter. The context is the discussion about early set theory with the origin of the so-called ...
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