A Concise History Of Mathematics For Philosophers
ISBN: 1108456235
EAN13: 9781108456234
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 30, 2019
Pages: 78
Dimensions: 0.16" H x 9.02" L x 5.98" W
Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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This Element aims to present an outline of mathematics and its history, with particular emphasis on events that shook up its philosophy. It ranges from the discovery of irrational numbers in ancient Greece to the 19th- and 20th-century discoveries on the nature of infinity and proof. Recurring themes are intuition and logic, meaning and existence, and the discrete and the continuous. These themes have evolved under the influence of new mathematical discoveries and the story of their evolution is, to a large extent, the story of philosophy of mathematics.

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