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  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematicsby Mark Colyvan

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    A fascinating journey through intriguing mathematical and philosophical territory ? a lively introduction to this contemporary topic. more...

  • Matematica e Arteby Franco Ghione; Laura Catastini

    Springer 2011; US$ 19.95

    Il libro vuole saldare didattica e divulgazione su un tema di grande fascino come quello dei rapporti tra la matematica e l'espressione artistica cercando di andare oltre alle ovviet che spesso circondano questo argomento, alle facili metafore, a esoterici misteri, con l'obiettivo di fornire un quadro concettuale matematico per quanto possibile... more...

  • 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...

  • The Calculus Galleryby William Dunham

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    More than three centuries after its creation, calculus remains a dazzling intellectual achievement and the gateway into higher mathematics. This book charts its growth and development by sampling from the work of some of its foremost practitioners, beginning with Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in the late seventeenth century and continuing... more...

  • Alan Turing: The Enigmaby Andrew Hodges; Douglas Hofstadter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 21.00

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game , starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated... more...

  • Taming the Infiniteby Ian Stewart

    Quercus 2015; Not Available

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  • A Brief History of Mathematical Thoughtby Luke Heaton

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    Mathematics is a product of human culture which has developed along with our attempts to comprehend the world around us. In A Brief History of Mathematical Thought , Luke Heaton explores how the language of mathematics has evolved over time, enabling new technologies and shaping the way people think. From stone-age rituals to algebra, calculus, and... more...

  • A Brief History of Mathematical Thoughtby Luke Heaton

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    Mathematics is a product of human culture which has developed along with our attempts to comprehend the world around us. In A Brief History of Mathematical Thought , Luke Heaton explores how the language of mathematics has evolved over time, enabling new technologies and shaping the way people think. From stone-age rituals to algebra, calculus, and... more...

  • Birth of a Theoremby Cédric Villani; Malcolm DeBevoise

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 26.99

    Cédric Villani is a French mathematician working primarily on partial differential equations and mathematical physics. He is a professor at Lyon University and the director of the Institut Henri Poincaré. He has been the recipient of the Jacques Herbrand Prize, the Prize of the European Mathematical Society, the Fermat Prize, and the Henri Poincaré... more...

  • History and Philosophy of Modern Mathematicsby William Aspray; Philip Kitcher

    University of Minnesota Press 1988; US$ 50.00

    History and Philosophy of Modern Mathematics was first published in 1988. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.The fourteen essays in this volume build on the pioneering effort of Garrett Birkhoff,... more...