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Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics

Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics BOOK REVIEWS 799 Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Inevitably, new computational methods Science. By Hermann Weyl. Translated by have replaced Weyl’s mathematical formalism Olaf Helmer (Princeton, NJ: Princeton (arguments, assumptions, axioms...permuta- University Press, 1949, 2009), xvii +311 pp. tions, postulates, premises), and his physical $19.95/£27.95 paper. constructivism (“the living metaphysical interpretation conforms to the theoretical construction” [149]). But Weyl shines in the The reprinting of Hermann Weyl’s Philosophy six “systematic-scientific” (xvi) appendices of Mathematics and Natural Science in paperback added to the 1947 English translation. These offers scientists an opportunity to add this appendices provide “the [raw material for rare classic to their library. But any book rep- the] development of mathematics and physics rinted sixty years after first appearing raises in the intervening years, as well as biology” the question, “Why now?” Of course, the (xvi).” In Appendix A, “The Structure of publisher may merely have seized upon an Mathematics,” Weyl raises the specter of bio- opportunity to sell books arising from the logical species while referring to Go¨del’s widespread if bizarre fascination with “0” “strong plea for the realistic standpoint where year anniversaries and Weyl’s own fascination classes are conceived as real objects” (234). In with “the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The European Legacy Taylor & Francis

Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics

The European Legacy , Volume 18 (6): 2 – Oct 1, 2013
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Taylor & Francis
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© 2013 International Society for the Study of European Ideas
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1470-1316
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1084-8770
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10.1080/10848770.2013.816151
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BOOK REVIEWS 799 Philosophy of Mathematics and Natural Inevitably, new computational methods Science. By Hermann Weyl. Translated by have replaced Weyl’s mathematical formalism Olaf Helmer (Princeton, NJ: Princeton (arguments, assumptions, axioms...permuta- University Press, 1949, 2009), xvii +311 pp. tions, postulates, premises), and his physical $19.95/£27.95 paper. constructivism (“the living metaphysical interpretation conforms to the theoretical construction” [149]). But Weyl shines in the The reprinting of Hermann Weyl’s Philosophy six “systematic-scientific” (xvi) appendices of Mathematics and Natural Science in paperback added to the 1947 English translation. These offers scientists an opportunity to add this appendices provide “the [raw material for rare classic to their library. But any book rep- the] development of mathematics and physics rinted sixty years after first appearing raises in the intervening years, as well as biology” the question, “Why now?” Of course, the (xvi).” In Appendix A, “The Structure of publisher may merely have seized upon an Mathematics,” Weyl raises the specter of bio- opportunity to sell books arising from the logical species while referring to Go¨del’s widespread if bizarre fascination with “0” “strong plea for the realistic standpoint where year anniversaries and Weyl’s own fascination classes are conceived as real objects” (234). In with “the

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