Experiencing Mathematics What do we do, when we do mathematics?

Heftet / 2014 / Engelsk

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9780821894200
Publisert
2014
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American Mathematical Society
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05, 06, U, P
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Engelsk
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Experiencing Mathematics What do we do, when we do mathematics?

Heftet / 2014 / Engelsk
Most mathematicians, when asked about the nature and meaning of mathematics, vacillate between the two unrealistic poles of Platonism and formalism. By looking carefully at what mathematicians really do when they are doing mathematics, Reuben Hersh offers an escape from this trap. This book of selected articles and essays provides an honest, coherent, and clearly understandable account of mathematicians' proof as it really is, and of the existence and reality of mathematical entities. It follows in the footsteps of Poincare, Hadamard, and Polya. The pragmatism of John Dewey is a better fit for mathematical practice than the dominant ""analytic philosophy''. Dialogue, satire, and fantasy enliven the philosophical and methodological analysis. Reuben Hersh has written extensively on mathematics, often from the point of view of a philosopher of science. His book with Philip Davis, The Mathematical Experience, won the National Book Award in science.
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"...I found the author's arguments powerful and compelling, and conveyed with great clarity and concision. ... It is refreshing to occasionally step back and talk about mathematics rather than doing it, and this book provides sold rhetorical ammunition."-- LMS Newsletter
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Reuben Hersh is emeritus professor of mathematics at the University of New Mexico, USA.
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ISBN13
9780821894200
Publisert
2014
Utgiver
Vendor
American Mathematical Society
Aldersnivå
05, 06, U, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
257
Se alle
Forfatter