Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Indispensability of Mathematics$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Mark Colyvan

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195137545

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019513754X.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 21 January 2021

The Eleatic Principle

The Eleatic Principle

(p.39) 3 The Eleatic Principle
The Indispensability of Mathematics

Mark Colyvan

Oxford University Press

Quinean naturalism is defended over an influential version of naturalism that invokes a causal test – the so‐called Eleatic Principle. The main justifications for the Eleatic Principle are considered, and in each case these justifications are found wanting. Important to this task is the demonstration of the important role that noncausal explanation plays in science.

Keywords:   causal test, Eleatic Principle, naturalism, noncausal explanation, Quine

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .