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Mathematics as Metaphor: Selected Essays

Publisher: 
American Mathematical Society
Number of Pages: 
229
Price: 
49.00
ISBN: 
9780821843314
Date Received: 
Thursday, November 29, 2007
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No
Include In BLL Rating: 
No
Reviewer Email Address: 
Yuri I. Manin
Publication Date: 
2007
Format: 
Hardcover
Audience: 
Category: 
Collection
  • Mathematical knowledge: Internal, social, and cultural aspects

Part I. Mathematics as metaphor

  • Mathematics as metaphor
  • Truth, rigour, and common sense
  • Georg Cantor and his heritage
  • Gödel's theorem
  • Introduction to the book Computable and uncomputable
  • Mathematics as profession and vocation

Part II. Mathematics and physics

  • Mathematics and physics
  • Interrelations between mathematics and physics
  • Reflections on arithmetical physics

Part III. Language, consciousness, book reviews

  • The mythological trickster: A study in psychology and culture theory
  • On early development of speech and consciousness (phylogeny)
  • The empty city archetype
  • Triangle of thoughts by A. Connes, A. Lichnerowicz, and M. P. Schützenberger
  • "It is still love"-The Siege by Clara Park
  • "Good proofs are proofs that make us wiser"-Interview by Martin Aigner and Vasco A. Schmidt
  • List of publications
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