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History & Philosophy

  • Making and Breaking Mathematical Senseby Roi Wagner

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    In line with the emerging field of philosophy of mathematical practice, this book pushes the philosophy of mathematics away from questions about the reality and truth of mathematical entities and statements and toward a focus on what mathematicians actually do?and how that evolves and changes over time. How do new mathematical entities come to be?... more...

  • Visual Culture and Mathematics in the Early Modern Periodby Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    During the early modern period there was a natural correspondence between how artists might benefit from the knowledge of mathematics and how mathematicians might explore, through advances in the study of visual culture, new areas of enquiry that would uncover the mysteries of the visible world. This volume makes its contribution by offering new interdisciplinary... more...

  • Towards a Theory of Spacetime Theoriesby Dennis Lehmkuhl; Gregor Schiemann; Erhard Scholz

    Springer New York 2017; US$ 95.61

    This contributed volume is the result of a July 2010 workshop at the University of Wuppertal Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies which brought together world-wide experts from physics, philosophy and history, in order to address a set of questions first posed in the 1950s: How do we compare spacetime theories? How do we judge,... more...

  • The Real Analysis Lifesaverby Raffi Grinberg

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.43

    Real analysis is difficult. For most students, in addition to learning new material about real numbers, topology, and sequences, they are also learning to read and write rigorous proofs for the first time. The Real Analysis Lifesaver is an innovative guide that helps students through their first real analysis course while giving them the solid foundation... more...

  • From Arithmetic to Zeta-Functionsby Jürgen Sander; Jörn Steuding; Rasa Steuding

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 95.61

    This book collects more than thirty contributions in memory of Wolfgang Schwarz, most of which were presented at the seventh International Conference on Elementary and Analytic Number Theory (ELAZ), held July 2014 in Hildesheim, Germany. Ranging from the theory of arithmetical functions to diophantine problems, to analytic aspects of zeta-functions,... more...

  • Lectures on Inductive Logicby Jon Williamson

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 84.99

    Inductive logic is a theory of how one should reason in the face of uncertainty. It has applications to decision making and artificial intelligence, as well as to scientific problems. more...

  • Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematicsby Maria Zack; Elaine Landry

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 106.24

    This volume contains seventeen papers that were presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/La Société Canadienne d?Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques, held in Washington, D.C. In addition to showcasing rigorously reviewed modern scholarship on an interesting variety of general topics... more...

  • Historiography of Mathematics in the 19th and 20th Centuriesby Volker R. Remmert; Martina Schneider; Henrik Kragh Sørensen

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 106.24

    This book addresses the historiography of mathematics as it was practiced during the 19th and 20th centuries by paying special attention to the cultural contexts in which the history of mathematics was written. In the 19th century, the history of mathematics was recorded by a diverse range of people trained in various fields and driven by different... more...

  • Abstractionismby Philip A Ebert; Marcus Rossberg

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 84.99

    Abstractionism is a recent and much debated position in the philosophy of mathematics. This collection of 16 original articles by leading scholars covers a variety of topics concerning both the philosophy and mathematics of Abstractionism and includes an extensive introduction to the field by the editors. more...

  • The Evolution of Applied Harmonic Analysisby Elena Prestini

    Springer New York 2016; US$ 95.61

    A sweeping exploration of the development and far-reaching applications of harmonic analysis such as signal processing, digital music, Fourier optics, radio astronomy, crystallography, medical imaging, spectroscopy, and more. Featuring a wealth of illustrations, examples, and material not found in other harmonic analysis books, this unique monograph... more...