Figures of Thought

Figures of Thought
Pris
Pris
459,- 459,-
E-Bok
Format E-Bok
Kopisperre Teknisk DRM
Filformat PDF
Utgivelsesår 2003
Forlag Taylor and Francis
Språk Engelsk
ISBN 9781134892549
Se flere detaljer  

Andre formater / språk

E-Bok Nedlastbar Engelsk
E-Bok Nedlastbar Engelsk

Om Figures of Thought

Rarely has the history or philosophy of mathematics been written about by mathematicians, and the analysis of mathematical texts themselves has been an area almost entirely unexplored. Figures of Thought looks at ways in which mathematical works can be read as texts, examines their textual strategies and demonstrates that such readings provide a rich source of philosophical issues regarding mathematics: issues which traditional approaches to the history and philosophy of mathematics have neglected. David Reed, a professional mathematician himself, offers the first sustained and critical attempt to find a consistent argument or narrative thread in mathematical texts. In doing so he develops new and fascinating interpretations of mathematicians' work throughout history, from an in-depth analysis of Euclid's Elements, to the mathematics of Descartes and right up to the work of contemporary mathematicians such as Grothendeick. He also traces the implications of this approach to the understanding of the history and development of mathematics.


Kundevurderinger

ARKs anbefalinger

Det finnes ingen vurderinger av dette produktet. Skriv anmeldelse

Anbefalt


Tips en venn