E Brian Davies - Non-Mathematical Contributions
Warning: None of the pdf files here is of the final published version.
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"Science in the Looking Glass"
book published 2003.
"Why Beliefs Matter"
book published 2010.
"Building infinite machines"
British J. Phil. Sci. 52 (2001) 671-582.
"The Role of Astronomy in the History of Science"
Preprint June 2002. This article is deliberately controversial.
"Realism in Physics"
Appeared as "Quantum mechanics does not require the continuity of space"
Stud. Hist. Phil. Modern Phys. 34 (2003) 319-328.
"The Newtonian Myth"
Studies Hist. Phil. Sci, part A, 34 (2003) 763-780.
"Empiricism in Arithmetic and Analysis"
Philosophia Mathematica (3) 11 (2003) 53-66.
"Whither Mathematics?"
Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 52 (no. 11) (2005) 1350-1356.
Two letters about this appeared in the April 2006 issue of NAMS, together with my responses.
"A defence of mathematical pluralism"
Phil. Math. 13(3) (2005) 252-276.
"Some remarks on the foundations of quantum mechanics."
Brit. J. Phil. Sci. 56 (2005) 521-539
" Pluralism in mathematics "
Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. A 363 (2005) 2449-2460.
" What is Mathematics About? "
pdf file of a popular lecture given in April 2007.
" Some Reflections on Newton's 'Principia' "
British. J. Hist. Sci. 42 (2009) 211-224.
"Platonism in Science and Mathematics"
pdf file of DMV Gauss lecture in Jena 2010.
"Review of a book of David Corfield"
November 2011.
"Archimedes' calculations of square roots"
Preprint Jan 2011. Not published.