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Is God a mathematician?

Author: Mario Livio
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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This fascinating exploration of the great discoveries of history's most important mathematicians seeks an answer to the eternal question: Does mathematics hold the key to understanding the mysteries of the physical world?
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Livio
ISBN: 9780743294058 074329405X
OCLC Number: 209694006
Description: x, 308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A mystery --
Mystics : the numerologist and the philosopher --
Magicians : the master and the heretic --
Magicians : the skeptic and the giant --
Statisticians and probabilists : the science of uncertainty --
Geometers : future shock --
Logicians : thinking about reasoning --
Unreasonable effectiveness? --
On the human mind, mathematics, and the universe.
Responsibility: Mario Livio.
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"Theologians have God, philosophers existence, and scientists mathematics. Mario Livio makes the case for how these three ideas might be related...Livio's rich history gives the discussions human Read more...

 
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discovery or invention? both.

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2010-09-25) Very Good Permalink

'Is God a Mathematician?' explores the philosophical status of mathematics. The underlying question for much of the book is: is math a human invention or is it a reality (or for Pythagoras, the real Reality) that mathematicians explore and within which they make discoveries. Of particular interest...
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