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Patterns of Change : Linguistic Innovations in the Development of Classical Mathematics

Author: Ladislav KvaszK AndersenH J M BosU BottazziniD BuchwaldAll authors
Publisher: Basel : Birkhäuser Basel, 2008.
Series: Science Networks. Historical Studies, 36
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kvasz's book is a contribution to the history and philosophy of mat- matics, or, as one might say, the historical approach to the philosophy of mathematics. The ?rst signi?cant work in the history  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Terminology
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Patterns of change
(NL-LeOCL)310228719
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ladislav Kvasz; K Andersen; H J M Bos; U Bottazzini; D Buchwald; J Z Buchwald; K Chemla; S S Demidov; E A Fellmann; M Folkerts; P Galison; I Grattan-Guinness; J Gray; R Halleux; S Hildebrandt; Eberhard Knobloch; Helge Kragh; Ch Meinel; J Peiffer; W Purkert; D Rowe; A I Sabra; Ch Sasaki; Erhard Scholz; R H Stuewer; V P Vizgin; H Wußing
ISBN: 9783764388393 3764388390 9783764388409 3764388404
OCLC Number: 1012508099
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface.- Introduction.- Re-codings as the first pattern of change in mathematics.- Historical description of re-codings.- Philosophical reflections on re-codings.- Relativizations as the second pattern of change in mathematics.- A Historical description of relativizations in synthetic geometry.- Historical description of relativizations in algebra.- Philosophical reflections on relativizations.- Re-formulations as a third pattern of change in mathematics.- Re-formulations and concept-formation.- Re-formulations and problem-solving.- Re-formulations and theory-building.- Mathematics and change.- The question of revolutions in mathematics (Kuhn).- The question of mathematical research programs (Lakatos).- The question of stages of cognitive development (Piaget).- Notes.- Bibliography
Series Title: Science Networks. Historical Studies, 36
Responsibility: by Ladislav Kvasz ; edited by Eberhard Knobloch, Erhard Scholz, Helge Kragh, K. Andersen, D. Buchwald, H.J.M. Bos, U. Bottazzini, J.Z. Buchwald, K. Chemla, S.S. Demidov, E.A. Fellmann, M. Folkerts, P. Galison, I. Grattan-Guinness, J. Gray, R. Halleux, S. Hildebrandt, Ch. Meinel, J. Peiffer, W. Purkert, D. Rowe, A.I. Sabra, Ch. Sasaki, R.H. Stuewer, H. Wußing, V.P. Vizgin.

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