Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Practice in the Seventeenth Century
By (author) Paolo Mancosu
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Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Practice in the Seventeenth Century by Paolo Mancosu
Book DescriptionThis book provides the first comprehensive account of the relationship between philosophy of mathematics and the mathematical practice of the seventeenth century - the most eventful period of mathematical development in history. Starting with the Renaissance debates on the certainty of mathematics, the author leads the readers through the foundational issues raised by the emergence of new mathematical techniques including the influence of the Aristotelian conception of science in Cavalieri and Guldin. In the process Mancosu draws a sophisticated picture of the subtle dependencies between technical developments and philosophical reflection in seventeenth century mathematics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195084634
(244mm x 164mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 23-May-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paolo Mancosu
Adventure of Reason, Paperback (January 2014)
Paolo Mancosu presents an innovative set of studies of logic and the foundations of mathematics in the first half of the twentieth century. He sheds new light on important topics such as the relationship between phenomenology and the exact sciences, the nature of truth and logical consequence, and the nature of mathematical intuition.
Philosophy of Mathematical Practice, Paperback (December 2011)
There is an urgent need in philosophy of mathematics for new approaches which pay closer attention to mathematical practice. This book will blaze the trail: it offers philosophical analyses of important characteristics of contemporary mathematics and of many aspects of mathematical activity which escape purely formal logical treatment.
Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Practice in the Seventeenth Century, Paperback (July 1999)
Provides an account of the relationship between mathematical advances of the 17th century and the philosophy of mathematics of the period. Starting with the Renaissance debates on the certainty of mathematics, the book explores the issues raised by the emergence of these mathematical techniques.
From Brouwer to Hilbert, Paperback (November 1997)» View all books by Paolo Mancosu
This title offers an introduction to the debate on the foundations of mathematics during the 1920s and presents the English reader with a selection of 25 articles central to the debate which have not been previously translated. It is a useful text for undergraduate and graduate courses in the philosophy of mathematics.
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