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  • Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Practice in the Seventeenth Centuryby Paolo Mancosu

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 64.99

    The seventeenth century saw dramatic advances in mathematical theory and practice. With the recovery of many of the classical Greek mathematical texts, new techniques were introduced, and within 100 years, the rules of analytic geometry, geometry of indivisibles, arithmetic of infinites, and calculus were developed. Although many technical studies... more...

  • The Philosophy of Mathematical Practiceby Paolo Mancosu

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 44.99

    There is an urgent need in philosophy of mathematics for new approaches which pay closer attention to mathematical practice. This book will blaze the trail: it offers philosophical analyses of important characteristics of contemporary mathematics and of many aspects of mathematical activity which escape purely formal logical treatment. more...

  • Zhivago's Secret Journeyby Paolo Mancosu

    Hoover Institution Press 2016; US$ 6.99

    Paolo Mancosu continues an investigation he began in his 2013 book Inside the Zhivago Storm, which the New York Book Review of Books described as "a tour de force of literary detection worthy of a scholarly Sherlock Holmes". In this book Mancosu extends his detective work by reconstructing the network of contacts that helped Pasternak smuggle the typescripts... more...

  • Visualization, Explanation and Reasoning Styles in Mathematicsby Paolo Mancosu; Klaus Frovin Jørgensen; S.A. Pedersen

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 148.01

    This book contains groundbreaking contributions to the philosophical analysis of mathematical practice. Several philosophers of mathematics have recently called for an approach to philosophy of mathematics that pays more attention to mathematical practice. Questions concerning concept-formation, understanding, heuristics, changes in style of reasoning,... more...

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