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Equations from God : pure mathematics and Victorian faith

Author: Daniel J Cohen
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, ©2007.
Series: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of mathematics.
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Using an array of published and private sources, Cohen shows how philosophers and mathematicians seized upon the beautiful simplicity inherent in mathematical laws to reconnect with the divine and  Read more...

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Cohen, Daniel J. (Daniel Jared), 1968-
Equations from God.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006019751
(OCoLC)70174854
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Cohen
ISBN: 9781435692558 1435692551 9780801891861 0801891868
OCLC Number: 300052307
Description: 1 online resource (x, 242 pages).
Contents: Introduction : The allure of pure mathematics in the Victorian Age --
Heavenly symbols : sources of Victorian mathematical idealism --
God and math at Harvard : Benjamin Peirce and the divinity of mathematics --
George Boole and the genesis of symbolic logic --
Augustus De Morgan and the logic of relations --
Earthly calculations : mathematics and professionalism in the late nineteenth century.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of mathematics.
Responsibility: Daniel J. Cohen.
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