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Where mathematics comes from : how the embodied mind brings mathematics into being

Author: George Lakoff; Rafael E Núñez
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2000.
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A study of the cognitive science of mathematical ideas.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lakoff, George.
Where mathematics comes from.
New York, NY : Basic Books, ©2000
(OCoLC)645894055
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Lakoff; Rafael E Núñez
ISBN: 0465037704 9780465037704 0465037712 9780465037711
OCLC Number: 44045671
Description: xvii, 492 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The embodiment of basic arithmetic --
Algebra, logic, and sets --
The embodiment of infinity --
Banning space and motion : the discretization program that shaped modern mathematics --
Le trou normand : A classic paradox of infinity --
Implications for the philosophy of mathematics --
A case study of the cognitive structure of classical mathematics.
Responsibility: George Lakoff, Rafael E. Núñez.
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Renowned linguist George Lakoff pairs with psychologist Rafael Nunez in the first book to provide a serious study of the cognitive science of mathematical ideas.  Read more...

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