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18 Unconventional Essays on the Nature of Mathematics

Publication year: 2006

ISBN: 978-0-387-29831-3

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This essays edited by Reuben Hersh contains frank facts and opinions from leading mathematicians, philosophers, sociologists, cognitive scientists, and even an anthropologist. Each essay provides a challenging and thought-provoking look at recent advances in the philosophy of mathematics, demonstrating the possibilities of thinking fresh, sticking close to actual practice, and fearlessly letting go of standard shibboleths.

Subject: Mathematics and Statistics, Counting, mathematics, philosophy of mathematics, physics, proof