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Making and breaking mathematical sense : histories and philosophies of mathematical practice

Author: Roi Wagner
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roi Wagner
ISBN: 9780691171715 0691171718
OCLC Number: 948560962
Description: ix, 236 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Histories of philosophies of mathematics --
The new entities of abbacus and renaissance algebra --
A constraints-based philosophy of mathematical practice --
Two case studies of semiosis in mathematics --
Mathematics and cognition --
Mathematical metaphors gone wild --
Making a world, mathematically.
Responsibility: Roi Wagner.

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"[Making and Breaking Mathematical Sense] offers a substantial and interesting treatment of issues in the philosophy of mathematical practice."--Calvin Jongsma, MAA Reviews

 
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