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Mathematics in society and history : sociological inquiries

Author: Sal P Restivo
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1992.
Series: Episteme (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 20.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deals with the general sociology of mathematics. This book provides examples of different ways of thinking about mathematics sociologically. It presents a survey of mathematical traditions that  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sal P Restivo
ISBN: 0792317653 9780792317654
OCLC Number: 25709270
Description: xvi, 201 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Introduction. Ch. 1. Mathematics and Culture. Ch. 2. Mathematics from the Ground Up --
Pt. II. Mathematical Traditions. Ch. 3. The Mathematics of Survival in China. Ch. 4. Mathematics in Context: The Arabic-Islamic Golden Age. Ch. 5. Indian Mathematics: A History of Episodes. Ch. 6. Mathematics and Renaissance in Japan. Ch. 7. Conflict, Social Change, and Mathematics in Europe --
Appendix 1: African Mathematics and the Problem of Ethnoscience --
Appendix 2: On Modes of Thought --
Appendix 3: Mathematics and God --
Pt. III. Math Worlds. Ch. 8. Mathematics as Representation. Ch. 9. Foundations of the Sociology of Pure Mathematics. Ch. 10. The Social Relations of Pure Mathematics.
Series Title: Episteme (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 20.
Responsibility: Sal Restivo.
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