by Davis, Philip J.
Publisher:Birkhauser Verlag AG
We tend to think of mathematics as uniquely rigorous, and of mathematicians as supremely smart. In his introduction to The Mathematical Experience, Gian-Carlo Rota notes that instead, "a mathematician's work is mostly a tangle of guesswork, analogy, wishful thinking and frustration, and proof ... is more often than not a way of making sure that our minds are not playing tricks." Philip Davis and Reuben Hersh discuss everything from the nature of proof to the Euclid myth, and mathematical aesthetics to non-Cantorian set theory. They make a convincing case for the idea that mathematics is not about eternal reality, but comprises "true facts about imaginary objects" and belongs among the human sciences.
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|Hardcover, ISBN 3764337397
Publisher: Boston [u.a.] Birkhäuser , 1995
Boston [u.a.] Birkhäuser 1995; original cased binding, gr.-8°, XXI, 487 pages, Literaturverz. S. 463 - 480; a very good copy / Zustand: sehr gut; ISBN: 3764337397 and 0817637397 (Mathematics / Philosophy / ; Mathematics / History / ; Mathematics / Study and teaching)
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