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Mathematics, Substance and Surmise : Views on the Meaning and Ontology of Mathematics (Hardcover)

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The seventeen thought-provoking and engaging essays in this collection present readers with a wide range of diverse perspectives on the ontology of mathematics. The essays address such questions as: What kind of things are mathematical objects? What kinds of assertions do mathematical statements make? How do people think and speak about mathematics? How does society use mathematics? How have our answers to these questions changed over the last two millennia, and how might they change again in the future? The authors include mathematicians, philosophers, computer scientists, cognitive psychologists, sociologists, educators and mathematical historians; each brings their own expertise and insights to the discussion.

Contributors to this volume:

Jeremy Avigad

Jody Azzouni

David H. Bailey

David Berlinski

Jonathan M. Borwein

Ernest Davis

Philip J. Davis

Donald Gillies

Jeremy Gray

Jesper Lützen

Ursula Martin

Kay O’Halloran

Alison Pease

Steven Piantadosi

Lance Rips

Micah T. Ross

Nathalie Sinclair

John Stillwell

Hellen Verran

Genre: Mathematics, Science
Sub-Genre: Philosophy + Social Aspects, History + Philosophy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: November 28, 2015
TCIN: 50596447
UPC: 9783319214726
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-1523
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