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Philosophy of mathematics books

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I Am A Number by Rian Hughes I Am A Number

This wordless collection of strips by renowned artist/designer Rian Hughes reveals the lighter side of our obsession with social rankings. When everyone has a number, everyone knows their place. Lower numbers are better, higher numbers are less important, and that's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/11/2017

Wittgenstein, Mathematics and World by Robert Clark Wittgenstein, Mathematics and World

This book uses Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophical methodology to solve a problem that has perplexed thinkers for thousands of years: why does (abstract) mathematics applies so wonderfully well to the (concrete, physical) world?
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/09/2017

To Infinity and Beyond A Cultural History of the Infinite by Eli Maor, Eli Maor To Infinity and Beyond A Cultural History of the Infinite
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To Infinity and Beyond explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and art. Eli Maor examines the role of infinity, as well as its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. He evokes the profound intellectual impact the infinite has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Competitions for Young Mathematicians Perspectives from Five Continents by Alexander Soifer Competitions for Young Mathematicians Perspectives from Five Continents

This book gathers the best presentations from the Topic Study Group 30: Mathematics Competitions at ICME-13 in Hamburg, and some from related groups, focusing on the field of working with gifted students.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017

Fuzzy Logic and Mathematics A Historical Perspective by Radim (Professor of Computer Science, Palacky University, Olomouc) Belohlavek, Joseph Warren (Professor of History and  Dauben Fuzzy Logic and Mathematics A Historical Perspective
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The main part of the book is a comprehensive overview of the development of fuzzy logic and its applications in various areas of human affair since its genesis in the mid 1960s. This overview is then employed for assessing the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

Philosophy of Mathematics by Oystein Linnebo Philosophy of Mathematics

A sophisticated, original introduction to the philosophy of mathematics from one of its leading contemporary scholars Mathematics is one of humanity's most successful yet puzzling endeavors. It is a model of precision and objectivity, but appears distinct from the empirical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/05/2017

The Nature and Development of Mathematics Cross Disciplinary Perspectives on Cognition, Learning and Culture by John Adams The Nature and Development of Mathematics Cross Disciplinary Perspectives on Cognition, Learning and Culture

From an infant's first grasp of quantity to Einstein's theory of relativity, the human experience of number has intrigued researchers for centuries. Numeracy and mathematics have played fundamental roles in the development of societies and civilisations, and yet there is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/04/2017

Empowering Mathematics Learners: Yearbook 2017, Association Of Mathematics Educators by Berinderjeet (Ntu, S'pore) Kaur Empowering Mathematics Learners: Yearbook 2017, Association Of Mathematics Educators
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This book contributes towards the literature in the field of mathematics education, specifically on aspects of empowering learners of mathematics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/04/2017

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Model Theory and the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice Formalization without Foundationalism by John (University of Illinois, Chicago) Baldwin Model Theory and the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice Formalization without Foundationalism
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Recounts the modern transformation of model theory and its effects on the philosophy of mathematics and mathematical practice.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/01/2018

Naturalizing Logico-Mathematical Knowledge Approaches from Psychology and Cognitive Science by Sorin Bangu Naturalizing Logico-Mathematical Knowledge Approaches from Psychology and Cognitive Science

This book is meant as a part of the larger contemporary philosophical project of naturalizing logico-mathematical knowledge, and addresses the key question that motivates most of the work in this field: What is philosophically relevant about the nature of logico-mathematical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

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Hidden Questions, Clinical Musings by M. Robert Gardner Hidden Questions, Clinical Musings

In Hidden Questions, Clinical Musings, M. Robert Gardner chronicles an odyssey of self-discovery that has taken him beneath and beyond the categoies and conventions of traditional psychoanalysis. His essays offer a vision of psychoanalytic inquiry that blends art and science,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2017

Geometry The Third Book of Foundations by Michel Serres Geometry The Third Book of Foundations

Originally published in French as: Les origines de la gaeometrie: tiers livre des fondations / Michel Serres (Paris: Editions Julliard, 1993).
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2017

Philosophy of Mathematics by A. C. Paseau Philosophy of Mathematics

Mathematics is everywhere and yet its objects are nowhere. There may be five apples on the table but the number five itself is not to be found in, on, beside or anywhere near the apples. So if not in space...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017

Making and Breaking Mathematical Sense Histories and Philosophies of Mathematical Practice by Roi Wagner Making and Breaking Mathematical Sense Histories and Philosophies of Mathematical Practice

In line with the emerging field of philosophy of mathematical practice, this book pushes the philosophy of mathematics away from questions about the reality and truth of mathematical entities and statements and toward a focus on what mathematicians actually do--and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/01/2017

Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematics The CSHPM 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington, D. C. by Maria Zack Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematics The CSHPM 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington, D. C.

This volume contains seventeen papers that were presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/La Societe Canadienne d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathematiques, held in Washington, D.C. In addition to showcasing rigorously...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/12/2016

Mathematics, Substance and Surmise Views on the Meaning and Ontology of Mathematics by Ernest Davis Mathematics, Substance and Surmise Views on the Meaning and Ontology of Mathematics

The seventeen thought-provoking and engaging essays in this collection present readers with a wide range of diverse perspectives on the ontology of mathematics. The authors include mathematicians, philosophers, computer scientists, cognitive psychologists, sociologists, educators and mathematical historians;
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/10/2016

Mathematical Explorations by Alan F. (University of Cambridge) Beardon Mathematical Explorations

Provides readers with experience of working on difficult unsolved problems. No deep mathematical background is required.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/10/2016

Educational Interfaces between Mathematics and Industry Report on an ICMI-ICIAM-Study by Alain Damlamian Educational Interfaces between Mathematics and Industry Report on an ICMI-ICIAM-Study

This report includes the original plenary papers from the joint ICMI-ICAM meeting, highlights collaborative research on the educational links between mathematics and industry, and features papers on the topic from a host of international contributors.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/09/2016

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