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18 unconventional essays on the nature of mathematics

Author: Reuben Hersh
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2006.
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"This new collection of essays edited by Reuben Hersh contains frank facts and opinions from leading mathematicians, philosophers, sociologists, cognitive scientists, and even an anthropologist. Each essay provides a challenging and thought-provoking look at recent advances in the philosophy of mathematics, demonstrating the possibilities of thinking fresh, sticking close to actual practice, and fearlessly letting  Read more...
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18 unconventional essays on the nature of mathematics.
New York : Springer, ©2006
(DLC) 2005925514
(OCoLC)62273823
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Reuben Hersh
ISBN: 9780387257174 0387257179 0387298312 9780387298313
OCLC Number: 65195336
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 326 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A Socratic dialogue on mathematics / Alfréde Rényi --
"Introduction" to Filosofia e matematica / Carlo Cellucci --
On proof and progress in mathematics / William P. Thurston --
The informal logic of mathematical proof / Andrew Aberdein --
Philosophical problems of mathematics in the light of evolutionary epistemology / Yehuda Rav --
Towards a semiotics of mathematics / Brian Rotman --
Computers and the sociology of mathematical proof / Donald MacKenzie --
From G.H.H. and Littlewood to XML and Maple: changing needs and expectations in mathematical knowledge management / Terry Stanway --
Do real numbers really move? Language, thought, and gesture: the embodied cognitive foundations of mathematics / Rafael Núñez --
Does mathematics need a philosophy? / William Timothy Gowers --
How and why mathematics is unique as a social practice / Jody Azzouni --
The pernicious influence of mathematics upon philosophy / Gian-Carlo Rota --
The pernicious influence of mathematics on science / Jack Schwartz --
What is philosophy of mathematics looking for? / Alfonso C. Ávila del Palacio --
Concepts and the mangle of practice constructing quaternions / Andrew Pickering --
Mathematics as objective knowledge and as human practice / Eduard Glas --
The locus of mathematical reality: an anthropological footnote / Leslie A. White --
Inner vision, outer truth / Reuben Hersh.
Other Titles: Eighteen unconventional essays on the nature of mathematics
Responsibility: Reuben Hersh, editor.
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