Emiliano Ippoliti, Fabio Sterpetti, and Thomas Nickles, eds. Models and Inferences in Science.

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IppolitiEmiliano, SterpettiFabio, NicklesThomas, eds. Models and Inferences in Science.Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics; 25.Springer, 2016. ISBN 978-3-319-28162-9 (hbk); 978-3-319-28163-6 (e-book). Pp. vi + 253.

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Introduction to Special Issue: Dedekind and the Philosophy of Mathematics

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Richard Dedekind (1831–1916) was a contemporary of Bernhard Riemann, Georg Cantor, and Gottlob Frege, among others. Together, they revolutionized mathematics and logic in the second half of the nineteenth century. Dedekind had an especially strong influence on David Hilbert, Ernst Zermelo, Emmy Noether, and Nicolas Bourbaki, who completed that revolution in the twentieth century. With respect to mainstream mathematics, he is best known for his contributions to algebra and number theory (his theory of ideals, the notions of algebraic number, field, module, etc.). With respect to logic and the foundations of mathematics, many of his technical results — his conceptualization of the natural and real numbers (the Dedekind-Peano axioms, Dedekind cuts, etc.), his analysis of proofs by mathematical induction and definitions by recursion (extended to the transfinite by Zermelo, John von Neumann, etc.), his definition of infinity for sets (Dedekind-infinite), etc. — have been built into the. . .

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Richard Lane Tieszen, 1951–2017

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Richard Tieszen, professor of philosophy at San José State University and a member of the editorial board of Philosophia Mathematica, died March 28, 2017 in Zen Hospice in San Francisco. He had been diagnosed with cancer eight years before and had had some radical treatments, but by the beginning of March his options had run out.

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