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Inhaltsangabe: This book tackles the important questions which have engaged mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers for thousands of years and which are still being asked today. It does so with clarity and with scholarship born of first-hand experience; a knowledge both of the ideas and of the people who have pronounced on them. The main purpose of the book is to confront philosophical problems: In what sense do mathematical objects exist? How can we have knowledge of them? Why do mathematicians think mathematical entities exist for ever, independent of human action and knowledge? The book proposes an unconventional answer: mathematics has existence or reality only as part of human culture. Despite its seeming timelessness and infallibility, it is a social, cultural, historic phenomenon.
Rezension: In What Is Mathematics, Really?, author Reuben Hersh proposes a philosophy of mathematics that he calls "humanism" and uses this philosophy to analyze age-old questions of proof, certainty, and invention versus discovery. He also surveys the history of the philosophy of math. Readers of all levels of mathematical experience will be stimulated by the fascinating and perspicacious discussions Hersh has to offer.
Titel: What Is Mathematics Really
Verlag: Trafalgar Square
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BBI2377548
Buchbeschreibung Trafalgar Square. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0224044176I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Trafalgar Square, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. In very good, clean. lightly read condition. However some shelf wear. Shipped from the UK within 2 business days of order being placed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000099524
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, 1997. Buchzustand: Very Good. *Price HAS BEEN temporarily reduced until Tuesday, May 30 (holiday sale item)* xxiv, 343 pp., Hardcover, fine in a very good dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ZB1063727
Buchbeschreibung Trafalgar Square, 1997. Buchzustand: Fair. 1st. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP92675622
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, London, 1997. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Dj has very light edgewear with a couple tiny tears. Light wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 028267
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, London, 1997. hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 1st edition.. 8vo, 343 pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 069188
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, London, 1997. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. 343 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout and covered in a protective plastic. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 122113
Buchbeschreibung Cape, London, 1997. Buchzustand: As New. xxiv 343p hardback, fresh dustjacket, excellent copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 177028
Buchbeschreibung Trafalgar Square, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 224044176