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History & Philosophy

  • Recollections of a Jewish Mathematician in Germanyby Abraham A. Fraenkel; Jiska Cohen-Mansfield; Allison Brown

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 76.20

    Abraham A. Fraenkel was a world-renowned mathematician in pre?Second World War Germany, whose work on set theory was fundamental to the development of modern mathematics. A friend of Albert Einstein, he knew many of the era?s acclaimed mathematicians personally. He moved to Israel (then Palestine under the British Mandate) in the early 1930s. In his... more...

  • That's Mathsby Peter Lynch

    Gill Books 2016; US$ 7.99

    An eclectic and humorous collection of 100 articles on the strange and unexpected ways mathematics shapes the world around us. more...

  • Graph Theoryby Ralucca Gera; Stephen Hedetniemi; Craig Larson

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 65.31

    This is the first in a series of volumes, which provide an extensive overview of conjectures and open problems in graph theory. The readership of each volume is geared toward graduate students who may be searching for research ideas. However, the well-established mathematician will find the overall exposition engaging and enlightening. Each chapter,... more...

  • Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africaby Victor J. Katz; Menso Folkerts; Barnabas Hughes; Roi Wagner; J. Lennart Berggren

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 95.00 US$ 76.00

    Medieval Europe was a meeting place for the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic civilizations, and the fertile intellectual exchange of these cultures can be seen in the mathematical developments of the time. This sourcebook presents original Latin, Hebrew, and Arabic sources of medieval mathematics, and shows their cross-cultural influences. Most of the... more...

  • Essays on Paradoxesby Terence Horgan

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    This volume brings together Terence Horgan's essays on paradoxes, both published and new. A common theme unifying these essays is that philosophically interesting paradoxes typically resist either easy solutions or solutions that are formally/mathematically highly technical. Another unifying theme is that such paradoxes often have deep-sometimes disturbing-philosophical... more...

  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnizby Eberhard Knobloch; Otto Hamborg

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 21.03

    Originaltext mit ausführlichen mathematischen sowie historischen Kommentaren von Eberhard Knobloch und aktualisierter Übersetzung von Otto Hamborg ?De quadratura arithmetica circuli? (1676) von Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz ist eines der bedeutendsten Werke in der Analysis. Dieser Meilenstein der Mathematik- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte behandelt die... more...

  • Images of Italian Mathematics in Franceby Frédéric Brechenmacher; Guillaume Jouve; Laurent Mazliak; Rossana Tazzioli

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 141.52

    The contributions in this proceedings volume offer a new perspective on the mathematical ties between France and Italy, and reveal how mathematical developments in these two countries affected one another. The focus is above all on the Peninsula?s influence on French mathematicians, counterbalancing the historically predominant perception that French... more...

  • Science without Numbersby Hartry Field

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 28.99 US$ 24.93

    Science Without Numbers caused a stir in 1980, with its bold nominalist approach to the philosophy of mathematics and science. It has been unavailable for twenty years and is now reissued in a revised edition with a substantial new preface presenting the author's current views and responses to the issues raised in subsequent debate. more...

  • Towards Non-Beingby Graham Priest

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    Graham Priest presents an account of the semantics of intentional language, which proceeds in terms of objects that may be either existent or non-existent, at worlds that may be either possible or impossible. This updated second edition includes ten new chapters which develop the ideas of the first edition, explore new areas, and reply to critics. more...

  • David Hilbertby Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Le mathématicien allemand David Hilbert a ouvert la voie à plusieurs générations de chercheurs et a joué un rôle important dans l'élaboration des idées, non seulement dans sa spécialité, mais dans le cadre d'une réflexion générale sur la science. Alors que sa contribution à la physique a été un... more...