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History & Philosophy

  • Agenda Relevance: A Study in Formal Pragmaticsby UNKNOWN AUTHOR

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 205.00

    Agenda Relevance is the first volume in the authors' omnibus investigation of the logic of practical reasoning, under the collective title, A Practical Logic of Cognitive Systems. In this highly original approach, practical reasoning is identified as reasoning performed with comparatively few cognitive assets, including resources such as information,... more...

  • The Argument of Mathematicsby Andrew Aberdein; Ian J Dove

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    Written by experts in the field, this volume presents a comprehensive investigation into the relationship between argumentation theory and the philosophy of mathematical practice. Argumentation theory studies reasoning and argument, and especially those aspects not addressed, or not addressed well, by formal deduction. The philosophy of mathematical... more...

  • The Artist and the Mathematicianby Amir D. Aczel

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 14.95

    Nicolas Bourbaki, whose mathematical publications began to appear in the late 1930s and continued to be published through most of the twentieth century, was a direct product as well as a major force behind an important revolution that took place in the early decades of the twentieth century that completely changed Western culture. Pure mathematics,... more...

  • Finding Zeroby Amir D. Aczel

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    The invention of numerals is perhaps the greatest abstraction the human mind has ever created. Virtually everything in our lives is digital, numerical, or quantified. The story of how and where we got these numerals, which we so depend on, has for thousands of years been shrouded in mystery. Finding Zero is an adventure filled saga of Amir Aczel?s... more...

  • Descartes's Secret Notebookby Amir D. Aczel

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    René Descartes (1596?1650) is one of the towering and central figures in Western philosophy and mathematics. His apothegm ?Cogito, ergo sum? marked the birth of the mind-body problem, while his creation of so-called Cartesian coordinates has made our intellectual conquest of physical space possible. But Descartes had a mysterious and mystical side,... more...

  • The Price Index and its Extensionby Sydney N. Afriat

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    The unique and ingenious S.N. Afriat is back and writing on the subject of the Price Index. This book is totally unique and shall be of great interest to economists and statisticians everywhere. more...

  • Fascinating Mathematical Peopleby Donald J. Albers; Gerald L. Alexanderson; Philip J. Davis

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Fascinating Mathematical People is a collection of informal interviews and memoirs of sixteen prominent members of the mathematical community of the twentieth century, many still active. The candid portraits collected here demonstrate that while these men and women vary widely in terms of their backgrounds, life stories, and worldviews, they all... more...

  • Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern Worldby Amir Alexander

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99

    Pulsing with drama and excitement, Infinitesimal celebrates the spirit of discovery, innovation, and intellectual achievement?and it will forever change the way you look at a simple line. On August 10, 1632, five men in flowing black robes convened in a somber Roman palazzo to pass judgment on a deceptively simple proposition: that a continuous... more...

  • Ramanujan's Place in the World of Mathematicsby Krishnaswami Alladi

    Springer 2012; US$ 59.95

    This book is a collection of articles, all by the author, on the Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan as well as on some of the greatest mathematicians throughout the history whose life and works have things in common with Ramanujan. It presents a unique comparative study of Ramanujan’s spectacular discoveries and remarkable life and... more...

  • 4000 Jahre Algebraby Heinz-Wilhelm Alten; A. Djafari Naini; Menso Folkerts; Hartmut Schlosser; Karl-Heinz Schlote; Hans Wußing

    Springer 2008; US$ 39.99

    Die Autoren beschreiben die Entstehung, Entwicklung und Wandlung der Algebra als Teil unserer Kulturgeschichte. Ursprünge, Anstöße und die Entwicklung algebraischer Begriffe und Methoden werden in enger Verflechtung mit historischen Ereignissen und menschlichen Schicksalen dargestellt. Ein erster Spannungsbogen reicht von den Frühformen... more...