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The star and the whole : Gian-Carlo Rota on mathematics and phenomenology

Author: Fabrizio Palombi
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gian-Carlo Rota (1932-1999), a leading figure in contemporary mathematics, was one of the few scientists of the past century who was capable of coupling scientific research with philosophical reflection. He made fundamental contributions to combinatorial analysis, and trained several generations of mathematicians in his long teaching and research career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Los  Read more...
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Palombi, Fabrizio, 1965-
Star and the whole.
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011025079
(OCoLC)676726980
Named Person: Gian-Carlo Rota; Gian-Carlo Rota
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fabrizio Palombi
ISBN: 9781439873526 1439873526
OCLC Number: 755583156
Language Note: Translation from Italian.
Notes: "Published with the contribution of the Faculty of Letters and Philosoophy of the University of Calabria."
"An A.K. Peters book."
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 124 pages)
Contents: Ch. 1. Rota, philosopher --
ch. 2. An phenomenological perspective --
ch. 3. Phenomenology and mathematics --
ch. 4. The value of mathematics.
Responsibility: Fabrizio Palombi ; translated by Giacomo Donis.

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