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**Structures in mathematical theories. Reports from the international symposium, held in San Sebastian, September 25-29, 1990.**
*(English, Spanish)*
Zbl 0745.03004

Bilbao: Universidad del País Vasco-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea. 492 p. (1990).

[The articles of this volume will not be indexed individually.]

This volume contains the papers presented at an international symposium held in San Sebastian, Spain, in 1990. The general target of the symposium is the relevance of empirical questions to mathematics — the connection between mathematics and reality, problems of the application of mathematics, relationships between mathematical theories and empirical ones, and above all the possibility of reconstructing mathematics in the fashion of the empirical sciences, as the latter are seen by recent “structuralist” philosophers of science. Other rubrics opened to discussion include the history, psychology and sociology of mathematics.

There are seventy four papers, all short (less than ten pages), in English, Spanish and French, reproduced photographically from authors’ typescripts.

This volume contains the papers presented at an international symposium held in San Sebastian, Spain, in 1990. The general target of the symposium is the relevance of empirical questions to mathematics — the connection between mathematics and reality, problems of the application of mathematics, relationships between mathematical theories and empirical ones, and above all the possibility of reconstructing mathematics in the fashion of the empirical sciences, as the latter are seen by recent “structuralist” philosophers of science. Other rubrics opened to discussion include the history, psychology and sociology of mathematics.

There are seventy four papers, all short (less than ten pages), in English, Spanish and French, reproduced photographically from authors’ typescripts.

Reviewer: D.Makinson (Ville d’Avray)

### MSC:

03-06 | Proceedings, conferences, collections, etc. pertaining to mathematical logic and foundations |

00B25 | Proceedings of conferences of miscellaneous specific interest |

03A05 | Philosophical and critical aspects of logic and foundations |

03-03 | History of mathematical logic and foundations |

00A30 | Philosophy of mathematics |

01A80 | Sociology (and profession) of mathematics |