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History & Philosophy

  • Explanation in Ethics and Mathematicsby Uri D. Leibowitz; Neil Sinclair

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99

    How far should our realism extend, and how should we understand the entities referred to by mathematical and ethical talk? This volume explores how argumentative strategies in the philosophy of mathematics might apply to ethics, and vice versa. A team of experts breaks new ground in both areas and illuminates new questions, arguments, and problems. more...

  • Elements of Mathematicsby John Stillwell

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    Elements of Mathematics takes readers on a fascinating tour that begins in elementary mathematics?but, as John Stillwell shows, this subject is not as elementary or straightforward as one might think. Not all topics that are part of today's elementary mathematics were always considered as such, and great mathematical advances and discoveries had... more...

  • Complexitiesby Bettye Anne Case; Anne M. Leggett

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    Sophie Germain taught herself mathematics by candlelight, huddled in her bedclothes. Ada Byron Lovelace anticipated aspects of general-purpose digital computing by more than a century. Cora Ratto de Sadosky advanced messages of tolerance and equality while sharing her mathematical talents with generations of students. This captivating book gives... more...

  • Freedom in Mathematicsby Pierre Cartier; Jean Dhombres; Gerhard Heinzmann; CÚdric Villani

    Springer India 2016; US$ 89.99

    This book challenges the views put forward by Pierre Cartier, one of the anchors of the famous Bourbaki group, and CÚdric Villani, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his generation, who received the Fields Medal in 2010. Jean Dhombres, mathematician and science historian, and Gerhard Heinzmann, philosopher of science and also a specialist... more...

  • Modern Logic 1850-1950, East and Westby Francine F. Abeles; Mark E. Fuller

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 69.99

    This book presents diverse topics in mathematical logic such as proof theory, meta-mathematics, and applications of logic to mathematical structures. The collection spans the first 100 years of modern logic and is dedicated to the memory of Irving Anellis, founder of the journal 'Modern Logic', whose academic work was essential in promoting the algebraic... more...

  • Mathematical Culturesby Brendan Larvor

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 169.00

    Thiscollection presents significant contributions from an international network project on mathematicalcultures, including essays from leading scholars in the history and philosophyof mathematics and mathematics education.? Mathematicshas universal standards of validity. Nevertheless, there are local styles inmathematical research and teaching, and... more...

  • Raum und Wissenby Jan W÷pking

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    This volume investigates the use of diagrams for the purposes of information. Using key scenes from Euclidian geometry and late medieval physics, it shows how diagrams interconnect space and rules, logic and epistemic surplus, double-meanings and precision, in such a way as to generate new insights. For the first time, the study integrates... more...

  • Math Mutation Classicsby Erik Seligman

    Apress 2016; US$ 19.99

    Did you know that sometimes 2+2 equals 5? That wheels don't always have to be round? That you can mathematically prove there is a hippopotamus in your basement? Or how to spot four-dimensional beings as they pass through your kitchen? If not, then you need to read this book! Math Mutation Classics is a collection of Erik Seligman's blog articles... more...

  • Circularityby Ron Aharoni

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2016; US$ 22.00

    "Circularity" is the story of a Janus-faced conceptual structure, that on the one hand led to deep scientific discoveries, and on the other hand is used to trick the mind into believing the impossible. Alongside mathematical revolutions that eventually led to the invention of the computer, the book describes ancient paradoxes that arise from... more...

  • My Search for Ramanujanby Ken Ono; Amir D. Aczel

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    "The son of a prominent Japanese mathematician who came to the United States after World War II, Ken Ono was raised on a diet of high expectations and little praise. Rebelling against his pressure-cooker of a life, Ken determined to drop out of high school to follow his own path. To obtain his father?s approval, he invoked the biography of the famous... more...