Unistats information for this course can be found at the bottom of the page. Please note that there may be no data available if the number of course participants is very small. The History and Economics course integrates these two subjects to form a coherent and intellectually stimulating programme. The combination allows insights that neither subject can realise alone. However, it is possible to specialise primarily in either history or economics while still preserving the benefits of an integrated approach. The combination of economics, economic history and history political as well as social means that you will be equipped to view issues in the real world from a variety of contrasting perspectives.
Carl G. A master of philosophical methodology, Hempel pursued explications of initially vague and ambiguous concepts, which were required to satisfy very specific criteria of adequacy. His studies of induction, explanation, and rationality in science exerted a profound influence upon more than a generation of philosophers of science, many of whom became leaders of the discipline in their own right. Impressed by the work of David Hilbert and Paul Bernays on the foundations of mathematics and introduced to the studies of Rudolf Carnap by Reichenbach, Hempel came to believe that the application of symbolic logic held the key to resolving a broad range of problems in philosophy, including that of separating genuine problems from merely apparent ones. It would fall to Hempel to become perhaps the most astute critic of that movement and to contribute to its refinement as logical empiricism. Hempel would also visit the United States twice—the University of Chicago in —38 and then the City College of New York in —40, where he held his first academic position—and eventually became a naturalized citizen. Hempel moved to Princeton in , where his research program flourished and his influence upon professional philosophers became immense.
In computability theory , the Church—Turing thesis also known as computability thesis ,  the Turing—Church thesis ,  the Church—Turing conjecture , Church's thesis , Church's conjecture , and Turing's thesis is a hypothesis about the nature of computable functions. It states that a function on the natural numbers can be calculated by an effective method if and only if it is computable by a Turing machine. Before the precise definition of computable function, mathematicians often used the informal term effectively calculable to describe functions that are computable by paper-and-pencil methods. In the s, several independent attempts were made to formalize the notion of computability :.
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