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Categories for the Working Philosopher

Elaine Landry


Borrowing from the title of Saunders Mac Lane’s seminal work Categories for the Working Mathematician, this book aims to bring the concepts of category theory to philosophers working in areas ranging from mathematics to proof theory to computer science to ontology, from physics to biology to cognition, from mathematical modeling to the structure of scientific theories to the structure of the world. Moreover, it aims to do this in a way that is accessible to a general audience. Each chapter is written by either a category-theorist or a philosopher working in one of the represented areas, and in ... More

Keywords: foundations, mathematical structuralism, logic, physics, biology, mathematical modelling, scientific structuralism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198748991
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198748991.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elaine Landry, editor
University of California

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