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Mathematics; Philosophy

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  • Warum Kühe gern im Halbkreis grasenby Albrecht Beutelspacher; Marcus Wagner

    Herder Verlag 2014; US$ 7.62

    Albrecht Beutelspacher und Marcus Wagner versammeln die schönsten klassischen Aufgaben und Rätsel aus dem großen Reich der Knobeleien. Mit der Gewissheit: Diese Aufgaben muss man einfach kennen. Denn sie führen uns zu süßen Verführungen, zum Paradies mit Schinkenspeck- und Käsestückchen, zu Jägern und zu Bären und natürlich zu der Frage, warum Kühe... more...

  • Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mathematicsby Pasquale Frascolla

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    Wittgenstein's role was vital in establishing mathematics as one of this century's principal areas of philosophic inquiry. In this book, the three phases of Wittgenstein's reflections on mathematics are viewed as a progressive whole, rather than as separate entities. Frascolla builds up a systematic construction of Wittgenstein's representation of... more...

  • Conceptual Roots of Mathematicsby J.R. Lucas

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    The Conceptual Roots of Mathematics is a comprehensive study of the foundation of mathematics. J.R. Lucas, one of the most distinguished Oxford scholars, covers a vast amount of ground in the philosophy of mathematics, showing us that it is actually at the heart of the study of epistemology and metaphysics. more...

  • Figures of Thoughtby David Reed

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    Rarely has the history or philosophy of mathematics been written about by mathematicians, and the analysis of mathematical texts themselves has been an area almost entirely unexplored. Figures of Thought looks at ways in which mathematical works can be read as texts, examines their textual strategies and demonstrates that such readings provide a... more...

  • Mathematics and the Image of Reasonby Mary Tiles

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    A thorough account of the philosophy of mathematics. In a cogent account the author argues against the view that mathematics is solely logic. more...

  • Proof and Knowledge in Mathematicsby Michael Detlefsen

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    These questions arise from any attempt to discover an epistemology for mathematics. This collection of essays considers various questions concerning the nature of justification in mathematics and possible sources of that justification. Among these are the question of whether mathematical justification is a priori or a posteriori in character, whether... more...

  • Philosophy of Mathematicsby James Robert Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 36.95

    Philosophy of Mathematics is an excellent introductory text. This student friendly book discusses the great philosophers and the importance of mathematics to their thought. It includes the following topics: * the mathematical image * platonism * picture-proofs * applied mathematics * Hilbert and Godel * knots and nations * definitions * picture-proofs... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 59.99

    The 17th century saw a dramatic development in mathematical theory and practice. This is an account of the foundational issues raised in the relationship between mathematical advances of the period and the philosophy of mathematics. more...

  • Platonism and Anti-Platonism in Mathematicsby Mark Balaguer

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 46.99

    A demonstration of the value of both platonism and anti-platonism in the solution of mathematical problems. The author solves the important problems associated with both of the views, and demonstrates that it is inherently impossible for us to have a valid argument for or against mathematical platonism. more...

  • What is Mathematics, Really?by Reuben Hersh

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 18.99

    Tries to refine the philosophy of mathematics to reflect what mathematicians really do, and argues that mathematics must be understood in a social context. more...