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  • Why Is There Philosophy of Mathematics At All?by Ian Hacking

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Hacking explores how mathematics became possible for the human race, and how it ensured our status as the dominant species. more...

  • A Brief History of Numbersby Leo Corry

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 48.99 US$ 42.13

    This is the story behind the idea of number, from the Pythagoreans, up until the turn of the 20th century, through Greek, Islamic & European mathematics. more...

  • The Development of Newtonian Calculus in Britain, 1700?1800by Niccolò Guicciardini

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This book examines how calculus developed in Britain during the century following Newton. more...

  • Causalityby Judea Pearl

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    Written by one of the preeminent researchers in the field, this provides a comprehensive exposition of modern analysis of causation. more...

  • A Beautiful Questionby Frank Wilczek

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 35.24

    In this scientific tour de force, world-class physicist Frank Wilczek argues that beauty is at the heart of the logic of the universe, a principle that has guided his pioneering work in quantum physics. As this book demonstrates, the human quest to find the beauty embodied in the universe connects all scientific pursuit from Pythagoras and Plato on... 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...

  • Are Science and Mathematics Socially Constructed?by Richard C Brown

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 87.00

    This book is a history, analysis, and criticism of what the author calls “postmodern interpretations of science” (PIS) and the closely related “sociology of scientific knowledge” (SSK). This movement traces its origin to Thomas Kuhn's revolutionary work, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962), but is more extreme. It... more...

  • Infinite Ascentby David Berlinski

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    In Infinite Ascent , David Berlinski, the acclaimed author of The Advent of the Algorithm, A Tour of the Calculus , and Newton?s Gift , tells the story of mathematics, bringing to life with wit, elegance, and deep insight a 2,500-year-long intellectual adventure. Berlinski focuses on the ten most important breakthroughs in mathematical history?and... more...

  • Vito Volterraby Manfred Stern; Angelo Guerraggio; Giovanni Paoloni

    Springer Basel 2010; US$ 79.99

    Der Mathematiker Vito Volterra (1860 ? 1940) war nicht nur ein großer Mathematiker, sondern auch ein guter Wissenschaftsorganisator. Über Jahrzehnte galt er als der bedeutendste Repräsentant der Wissenschaft in Italien. Die Autoren rekonstruieren seine wichtigsten Beiträge zur Wissenschaft und zur Entwicklung der wissenschaftlichen Institutionen in... more...

  • The Mathematical Touristby Ivars Peterson

    Henry Holt and Co. 1998; US$ 8.99

    In the first edition of The Mathematical Tourist , renowned science journalist Ivars Peterson took readers on an unforgettable tour through the sometimes bizarre, but always fascinating, landscape of modern mathematics. Now the journey continues in a new, updated edition that includes all the latest information on mathematical proofs, fractals, prime... more...