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Mathematics; Philosophy

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  • Introducing Philosophy of Mathematicsby Michele Friend

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    What is mathematics about? Does the subject-matter of mathematics exist independently of the mind or are they mental constructions? How do we know mathematics? Is mathematical knowledge logical knowledge? And how is mathematics applied to the material world? In this introduction to the philosophy of mathematics, Michele Friend examines these and other... more...

  • The Life and Work of Leon Henkinby María Manzano; Ildikó Sain; Enrique Alonso

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 62.50

    This is a comprehensive book on the life and works of Leon Henkin (1921–2006), an extraordinary scientist and excellent teacher whose writings became influential right from the beginning of his career with his doctoral thesis on “The completeness of formal systems” under the direction of Alonzo Church. Upon the invitation of Alfred Tarski, Henkin joined... more...

  • Einführung in mathematisches Denken und Arbeitenby Joachim Hilgert; Max Hoffmann; Anja Panse

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 19.81

    Sie studieren Mathematik im ersten oder zweiten Semester? Das Verstehen der Vorlesungen und das Lösen der Übungsaufgaben fällt Ihnen nicht unbedingt leicht? Sie wissen nicht genau, ob Sie fit für die Prüfung sind? Dann kann Ihnen dieses Arbeitsbuch rund um grundlegende Inhalte und Studiertechniken im Mathematikstudium helfen. Die Autoren greifen... more...

  • Sie nannten sich Der Wiener Kreisby Karl Sigmund

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 14.86

    Der Wiener Kreis ist aus dem Geistesleben des 20. Jahrhunderts nicht wegzudenken. Anknüpfend an Russell und Einstein versucht ein Team von Mathematikern, Naturwissenschaftlern und Philosophen die Grundlagen einer wissenschaftlichen Weltauffassung zu legen, im scharfen Gegenwind der reaktionären Politik der Zwischenkriegsjahre. Anschaulich, einfach... more...

  • Mathematicians and their Godsby Snezana Lawrence; Mark McCartney

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 43.99

    This is a book on the relationship between mathematics and religious beliefs. This book shows that, throughout scientific history, mathematics has been used to make sense of the 'big' questions of life, and that religious beliefs sometimes drove mathematicians to do mathematics to help them make sense of the world more...

  • Mathematical Knowledgeby Mary Leng; Alexander Paseau; Michael Potter

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 79.99

    What is the nature of mathematical knowledge? Is it anything like scientific knowledge or is it sui generis? How do we acquire it? Should we believe what mathematicians themselves tell us about it? Are mathematical concepts innate or acquired? Eight new essays offer answers to these and many other questions. more...

  • Logicism, Intuitionism, and Formalismby Sten Lindström; Erik Palmgren; Krister Segerberg; Viggo Stoltenberg-Hansen

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 258.28

    This anthology reviews the programmes in the foundations of mathematics from the classical period and assesses their possible relevance for contemporary philosophy of mathematics. A special section is concerned with constructive mathematics. more...

  • From Kant to Hilbert Volume 2by William Bragg Ewald

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 99.99

    This two-volume work brings together a comprehensive selection of mathematical works from the period 1707-1930. During this time the foundations of modern mathematics were laid, and From Kant to Hilbert provides an overview of the foundational work in each of the main branches of mathmeatics with narratives showing how they were linked. Now available... more...

  • Mathematics and the Roots of Postmodern Thoughtby Vladimir Tasic

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 34.99

    This is a charming and insightful contribution to an understanding of the "Science Wars" between postmodernist humanism and science, driving toward a resolution of the mutual misunderstanding that has driven the controversy. It traces the root of postmodern theory to a debate on the foundations of mathematics early in the 20th century, then compares... more...

  • Phenomenology and Mathematicsby Mirja Hartimo

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 212.28

    This collection of essays aims to establish the starting point for the development, evaluation and appraisal of the phenomenology of mathematics. It combines both historical and systematic studies from various angles by primary scholars in this emerging field. more...