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History & Philosophy

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

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99

    The epic battle over a mathematical concept that shook the old order and shaped the world as we know it On August 10, 1632, five leaders of the Society of Jesus convened in a somber Roman palazzo to pass judgment on a simple idea: that a continuous line is composed of distinct and limitlessly tiny parts. The doctrine would become the foundation... more...

  • Enlightening Symbolsby Joseph Mazur

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    While all of us regularly use basic math symbols such as those for plus, minus, and equals, few of us know that many of these symbols weren?t available before the sixteenth century. What did mathematicians rely on for their work before then? And how did mathematical notations evolve into what we know today? In Enlightening Symbols , popular math... more...

  • Nature's Numbersby Ian Stewart

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    A mathematical sightseeing tour of the natural world from the author of THE MAGICAL MAZE more...

  • Nature's Numbersby Ian Stewart

    Orion 2014; US$ 21.60

    A mathematical sightseeing tour of the natural world from the author of THE MAGICAL MAZE more...

  • Paradoxes of the Infinite (Routledge Revivals)by Bernard Bolzano

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Paradoxes of the Infinite presents one of the most insightful, yet strangely unacknowledged, mathematical treatises of the 19 th century: Dr Bernard Bolzano?s Paradoxien . This volume contains an adept translation of the work itself by Donald A. Steele S.J., and in addition an historical introduction, which includes a brief biography as well as... more...

  • The Development of Mathematics Throughout the Centuriesby Brian Evans

    Wiley 2014; US$ 89.95

    Throughout the book, readers take a journey throughout time and observe how people around the world have understood these patterns of quantity, structure, and dimension around them. The Development of Mathematics Throughout the Centuries: A Brief History in a Cultural Contex provides a brief overview of the history of mathematics in a very straightforward... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

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

  • Three Views of Logicby Donald W. Loveland; Richard E. Hodel; S. G. Sterrett

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.50

    Demonstrating the different roles that logic plays in the disciplines of computer science, mathematics, and philosophy, this concise undergraduate textbook covers select topics from three different areas of logic: proof theory, computability theory, and nonclassical logic. The book balances accessibility, breadth, and rigor, and is designed so that... more...

  • Beautiful Geometryby Eli Maor; Eugen Jost

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    If you've ever thought that mathematics and art don't mix, this stunning visual history of geometry will change your mind. As much a work of art as a book about mathematics, Beautiful Geometry presents more than sixty exquisite color plates illustrating a wide range of geometric patterns and theorems, accompanied by brief accounts of the fascinating... more...

  • Emil Artin and Helmut Hasseby Günther Frei; Franz Lemmermeyer; Peter J. Roquette

    Springer 2014; US$ 149.00

    This volume consists of the English translations of the letters exchanged between Emil Artin to Helmut Hasse written from 1921 until 1958. The letters are accompanied by extensive comments explaining the mathematical background and giving the information needed for understanding these letters. Most letters deal with class field theory and shed a light... more...