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History & Philosophy

  • Finsler Set Theory: Platonism and Circularityby

    Birkhäuser Basel 2012; US$ 99.00

    I. Philosophical Part.- (Renatus Ziegler).- Intrinsic Analysis of Antinomies and Self-Reference (Renatus Ziegler).- - Are there Contradictions in Mathematics? [1925].- - Formal Proofs and Decidability [1926a].- - On the Solution of Paradoxes [1927b].- - Are there Undecidable Propositions? [1944].- - The Platonistic Standpoint in Mathematics [1956a].-... more...

  • Mathematics and Warby

    Birkhäuser Basel 2012; US$ 69.99

    Mathematics has for centuries been stimulated, financed and credited by military purposes. Some mathematical thoughts and mathematical technology have also been vital in war. During World War II mathematical work by the Anti-Hitler coalition was part of an aspiration to serve humanity and not help destroy it. At present, it is not an easy task to... more...

  • Seki, Founder of Modern Mathematics in Japanby

    Springer Japan 2013; US$ 189.00

    Seki was a Japanese mathematician in the seventeenth century known for his outstanding achievements, including the elimination theory of systems of algebraic equations, which preceded the works of Étienne Bézout and Leonhard Euler by 80 years. Seki was a contemporary of Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, although there was apparently no direct... more...

  • Perspectives on the History of Mathematical Logicby

    Birkhäuser Boston 2009; US$ 59.99

    This volume offers insights into the development of mathematical logic over the last century. Arising from a special session of the history of logic at an American Mathematical Society meeting, the chapters explore technical innovations, the philosophical consequences of work during the period, and the historical and social context in which the logicians... more...

  • Analysis and Interpretation in the Exact Sciencesby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 159.00

    The essays in this volume concern the points of intersection between analytic philosophy and the philosophy of the exact sciences. More precisely, it concern connections between knowledge in mathematics and the exact sciences, on the one hand, and the conceptual foundations of knowledge in general. Its guiding idea is that, in contemporary philosophy... more...

  • For Better or For Worse? Collaborative Couples in the Sciencesby

    Springer Basel 2012; US$ 149.00

    This volume examines the nature of collaboration between life partners in the sciences, with particular attention to the ways in which personal and professional dynamics can foster or inhibit scientific practice. more...

  • Matematica e Arteby

    Springer Milan 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 ovvietà che spesso circondano questo argomento, alle facili metafore, a esoterici misteri, con l'obiettivo di fornire un quadro concettuale matematico per quanto possibile rigoroso,... more...

  • Poincaré, Philosopher of Scienceby

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 179.00

    This volume presents a selection of papers from the Poincaré Project of the Center for the Philosophy of Science, University of Lisbon, bringing together an international group of scholars with new assessments of Henri Poincaré's philosophy of science?both its historical impact on the foundations of science and mathematics, and its relevance to contemporary... more...

  • A History of Parametric Statistical Inference from Bernoulli to Fisher, 1713-1935by

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 129.00

    Covering the more than 200 year period between James Bernoulli and R.A. Fisher, this book offers a detailed history of parametric statistical inference. Lively biographical sketches of many of the main characters are featured throughout. more...

  • Matematica e cultura 2008by

    Springer Milan 2009; US$ 19.99

    Matematica e cultura, binomio sorprendente? Potrebbe sembrare ma da qualche anno si sono aperti dei grandi ponti tra le ?due culture?. A Venezia, citta? di ponti e di culture, si parla da oramai dieci anni di cultura e di matematica, si parla di arte, architettura, cinema, letteratura, ambiente, filosofia, di bolle di sapone, di Corto Maltese ed Hugo... more...