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Philosophy of mathematics books

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I, Mathematician by Peter (University of Missouri, Columbia) Cassaza I, Mathematician
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A vast and stimulating collection of perspectives on what mathematicians think of themselves and what others think of them.
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2018

Poincare and the Three Body Problem by June Barrow-Green Poincare and the Three Body Problem

The idea of chaos figures prominently in mathematics. It arose in the work of one of the greatest mathematicians of the late 19th century, Henri Poincare, on a problem in celestial mechanics: the three body problem. This title opens with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/02/2018

Extension Theory by Extension Theory

The Ausdehnungslehre of 1862 is Grassmann's mature presentation of his extension theory. The work captured his mathematical achievements. This book includes development of the inner product and its relation to the concept of angle, the 'theory of functions' from the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/02/2018

Naturalizing Logico-Mathematical Knowledge Approaches from Philosophy, Psychology and Cognitive Science by Sorin (University of Bergen, Norway) Bangu Naturalizing Logico-Mathematical Knowledge Approaches from Philosophy, Psychology and Cognitive Science
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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

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: 25/01/2018

New Essays on Frege Between Science and Literature by Gisela Bengtsson New Essays on Frege Between Science and Literature

This volume collects nine essays that investigate the work of Gottlob Frege. The contributors address Frege's work in relation to literature and fiction (Dichtung), the humanities (Geisteswissenschaften), and science (Wissenschaft). Overall, the essays consider internal connections between different aspects of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/01/2018

From Mathematics to Philosophy by Hao Wang From Mathematics to Philosophy

First published in 1974. Despite the tendency of contemporary analytic philosophy to put logic and mathematics at a central position, the author argues it failed to appreciate or account for their rich content. Through discussions of such mathematical concepts as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/01/2018

A Philosophical Approach to Quantum Field Theory by Hans Christian (Chairman of the Materials Science Department at the Eth Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Ottinger A Philosophical Approach to Quantum Field Theory

Based on carefully motivated metaphysical concepts, quantum field theory is explored as a robust and intuitive mathematical image of nature.
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/01/2018

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Proof and Other Dilemmas Mathematics and Philosophy by Bonnie (Monmouth University, New Jersey) Gold, Roger Simons Proof and Other Dilemmas Mathematics and Philosophy
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Sixteen original essays exploring recent developments in the philosophy of mathematics, written in a way mathematicians will understand.
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2018

Intuitionistic Proof Versus Classical Truth The Role of Brouwer's Creative Subject in Intuitionistic Mathematics by Enrico Martino Intuitionistic Proof Versus Classical Truth The Role of Brouwer's Creative Subject in Intuitionistic Mathematics

This book examines the role of acts of choice in classical and intuitionistic mathematics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/03/2018

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Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology by Ross D. (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, USA) Inman Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology
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Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar explicates and defends a novel neo-Aristotelian account of the structure of material objects. While there have been numerous treatments of properties, laws, causation, and modality in the neo-Aristotelian metaphysics literature, this book is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/12/2017

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: 26/11/2017

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: 'how come (abstract) mathematics applies so wonderfully well to the (concrete, physical) world?' The book is distinctive in several ways.
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/11/2017

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

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

Making it Formally Explicit Probability, Causality and Indeterminism by Gabor Hofer-Szabo Making it Formally Explicit Probability, Causality and Indeterminism

This book collects research papers on the philosophical foundations of probability, causality, spacetime and quantum theory.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/04/2017

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: 12/04/2017

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

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: 24/02/2017

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

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