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Mathematical Philosophy  the application of logical and mathematical methods in philosophy  is about to experience a tremendous boom in various areas of philosophy. At the new Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, which is funded mostly by the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, philosophical research will be carried out mathematically, that is, by means of methods that are very close to those used by the scientists.
The purpose of doing philosophy in this way is not to reduce philosophy to mathematics or to natural science in any sense; rather mathematics is applied in order to derive philosophical conclusions from philosophical assumptions, just as in physics mathematical methods are used to derive physical predictions from physical laws.
Nor is the idea of mathematical philosophy to dismiss any of the ancient questions of philosophy as irrelevant or senseless: although modern mathematical philosophy owes a lot to the heritage of the Vienna and Berlin Circles of Logical Empiricism, unlike the Logical Empiricists most mathematical philosophers today are driven by the same traditional questions about truth, knowledge, rationality, the nature of objects, morality, and the like, which were driving the classical philosophers, and no area of traditional philosophy is taken to be intrinsically misguided or confused anymore. It is just that some of the traditional questions of philosophy can be made much clearer and much more precise in logicalmathematical terms, for some of these questions answers can be given by means of mathematical proofs or models, and on this basis new and more concrete philosophical questions emerge. This may then lead to philosophical progress, and ultimately that is the goal of the Center.

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Philosophische Scholastik. Der Streit der Schulen in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren
Jürgen Mittelstraß gives a talk at the Symposium "Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Rückkehr der analytischen Philosophie" (1 June, 2013) titled "Philosophische Scholastik. Der Streit der Schulen in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren".

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Das Technische in der Philosophie. Logik und Mathematik in Stegmüllers Werk
Godehard Link gives a talk at the Symposium "Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Rückkehr der analytischen Philosophie" (1 June, 2013) titled "Das Technische in der Philosophie. Logik und Mathematik in Stegmüllers Werk".

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Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Einfachheit
Felix Mühlhölzer gives a talk at the Symposium "Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Rückkehr der analytischen Philosophie" (1 June, 2013) titled "Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Einfachheit".

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Einführung und Willkommen
Stephan Hartmann and Julian NidaRümelin open the Symposium "Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Rückkehr der analytischen Philosophie" (1 June, 2013).

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Stegmüllers Wende zum "NonStatement View"
C. Ulises Moulines gives a talk at the Symposium "Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Rückkehr der analytischen Philosophie" (1 June, 2013) titled "Stegmüllers Wende zum "NonStatement View"".

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Einige persönliche Gedanken über vergangene Zeiten
Wolfgang Spohn gives a talk at the Symposium "Wolfgang Stegmüller und die Rückkehr der analytischen Philosophie" (1 June, 2013) titled "Einige persönliche Gedanken über vergangene Zeiten".