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Mathematics Philosophy

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  • Berkeley's Philosophy of Mathematicsby Douglas M. Jesseph

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    In this first modern, critical assessment of the place of mathematics in Berkeley's philosophy and Berkeley's place in the history of mathematics, Douglas M. Jesseph provides a bold reinterpretation of Berkeley's work. Jesseph challenges the prevailing view that Berkeley's mathematical writings are peripheral to his philosophy and argues that mathematics... more...

  • Parallel Kinematicsby Xin-Jun Liu; Jinsong Wang

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Parallel Kinematics- Type, Kinematics, and Optimal Design presents the results of 15 year's research on parallel mechanisms and parallel kinematics machines. This book covers the systematic classification of parallel mechanisms (PMs) as well as providing a large number of mechanical architectures of PMs available for use in practical applications.... more...

  • Towards a Philosophy of Real Mathematicsby David Corfield

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 56.00

    Corfield sets out a variety of approaches to new thinking about the philosophy of mathematics. more...

  • 18 Unconventional Essays on the Nature of Mathematicsby Reuben Hersh

    Springer New York 2006; US$ 89.99

    This book collects some of the most interesting recent writings tackling the problem of giving an account of the nature, purpose, and justification of mathematics as actually done by real live mathematicians. What is the nature of the objects being studied? What determines the directions and styles in which mathematics progresses (or, perhaps, degenerates)?... more...

  • Visualization, Explanation and Reasoning Styles in Mathematicsby Paolo Mancosu; Klaus Frovin Jørgensen; Stig Andur Pedersen

    Springer 2006; US$ 199.00

    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...

  • High-Dimensional Chaotic and Attractor Systemsby Vladimir G. Ivancevic; Tijana T. Ivancevic

    Springer 2007; US$ 259.00

    Details prediction and control of high-dimensional chaotic and attractor systems of real life. This book provides a scientific tool that enables the actual performance of competitive research in high-dimensional chaotic and attractor dynamics. It deals with phase synchronization in high-dimensional chaotic systems. more...

  • Philosophy of Mathematicsby James Robert Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 40.95

    In his long-awaited new edition of Philosophy of Mathematics , James Robert Brown tackles important new as well as enduring questions in the mathematical sciences. Can pictures go beyond being merely suggestive and actually prove anything? Are mathematical results certain? Are experiments of any real value?   This clear and engaging book takes... more...

  • The Arche Papers on the Mathematics of Abstractionby Roy T. Cook

    Springer 2007; US$ 269.00

    Collects together important papers concerning both the method of abstraction generally and the use of particular abstraction principles to reconstruct central areas of mathematics along logicist lines. This book focuses on extending the Neo-Fregean treatment to mathematics, and provides a test of the scope and limits of the neo-logicist project. more...

  • Accurate Clock Pendulumsby Robert J. Matthys

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 144.99

    Almost all of a pendulum clock's accuracy resides in its pendulum. If the pendulum is accurate, the clock will be accurate. In this book, the author describes how to make a more accurate pendulum or pendulum clock. All scientific aspects of the pendulum design and operation are explained in simple terms and backed up with experimental data. - ;The... more...

  • The Limits of Abstractionby Kit Fine

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 29.98

    Kit Fine develops a Fregean theory of abstraction, and suggests that it may yield a new philosophical foundation for mathematics, one that can account for both our reference to various mathematical objects and our knowledge of various mathematical truths. <i>The Limits of Abstraction</i> breaks new ground both technically and philosophically.... more...