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  • Plato's Ghostby Jeremy Gray

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 64.00

    Plato's Ghost is the first book to examine the development of mathematics from 1880 to 1920 as a modernist transformation similar to those in art, literature, and music. Jeremy Gray traces the growth of mathematical modernism from its roots in problem solving and theory to its interactions with physics, philosophy, theology, psychology, and ideas... more...

  • Selected Works of A.I. Shirshovby Leonid A. Bokut; Murray Bremner; Victor Latyshev; Mikhail V. Kotchetov; Ivan Shestakov; Efim Zelmanov

    Birkhäuser Basel 2009; US$ 189.00

    A.I. Shirshov was the Russian mathematician famous for pioneer studies in associative, Lie, Jordan and alternative algebras. This book presents translations of his selected works as well as comments by famous algebraists on the impact of his work. more...

  • Hermann Graßmannby Hans-Joachim Petsche

    Birkhäuser Basel 2009; US$ 109.00

    Founder of n-vector algebra, Hermann Grassman was an obscure high school teacher who made many lasting contributions to physics and linguistics. This biography details the complex network of internal and external factors that shaped Grassman?s development. more...

  • The Mathematical Science of Christopher Wrenby J. A. Bennett

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00

    This book considers Wren's 'other' career as an astronomer, and shows how science informed his architectural philosophy. more...

  • Jan de Witt?s Elementa Curvarum Linearumby Albert W. Grootendorst; Jan Aarts; Miente Bakker; Reinie Erné

    Springer London 2010; US$ 129.00

    This book offers a translation of the second volume of Elementa Curvarum Linearum (Foundations of Curved Lines). One of the first books to be published on Analytic Geometry, it was originally written in Latin, soon after Descartes? invention of the subject. more...

  • Grounding Conceptsby C. S. Jenkins

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 79.99

    Carrie Jenkins presents a new account of arithmetical knowledge, which manages to respect three key intuitions: a priorism, mind-independence realism, and empiricism. Jenkins argues that arithmetic can be known through the examination of empirically grounded concepts, non-accidentally accurate representations of the mind-independent world. more...

  • Perfect Figuresby Bunny Crumpacker

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    An intoxicating trip through the history, the poetry, and the surprising secret meanings of numbers more...

  • Creative Minds, Charmed Livesby Yu Kiang Leong

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 62.00

    This book features interviews of 38 eminent mathematicians and mathematical scientists who were invited to participate in the programs of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore. Originally published in its newsletter "Imprints" from 2003 to 2009, these interviews give a fascinating and insightful glimpse... more...

  • Logic with a Probability Semanticsby Theodore Hailperin

    Lehigh University Press 2010; US$ 59.99

    The book extends the development of probability logic_a logic using probability, not verity (true, false) as the basic semantic notion. The basic connectives 'not,' 'and,' and 'or' are described in depth to include quantified formulas. Also discussed is the notion of the suppositional, and resolution of the paradox of confirmation. more...

  • The Great Philosophers: Turingby Andrew Hodges

    Orion 2011; US$ 2.99

    Alan Turing 1912 ? 1954Alan Turing?s 1936 paper On Computable Numbers, introducing the Turing machine, was a landmark of twentieth-century thought. It settled a deep problem in the foundations of mathematics, and provided the principle of the post-war electronic computer. It also supplied a new approach to the philosophy of the mind.Influenced by his... more...