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  • Quadrivium by John Martineau
    Quadrivium (English, Hardback) Miranda Lundy, Daud Sutton

    The six bestselling Wooden Books dealing with the numerical Liberal Arts are here bound in one volume.

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  • The No.1 Book of Numbers  Exploring the meaning and magic of numbers by Ruth Binney
    The No.1 Book of Numbers Exploring the meaning and magic of numbers (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    Why is 7 a lucky number and 13 unlucky? Why does a jury traditionally have `12 good men and true', and why are there 24 hours in the day? This fascinating book explores the world of numbers from pin numbers to book titles, and from the sixfold shape of snowflakes to the way our roads, houses and telephone numbers are designated in fact and fiction.

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  • Ten Great Ideas about Chance by Persi Diaconis
    Ten Great Ideas about Chance (English, Hardback) Persi Diaconis, Brian Skyrms

    Taking readers back to the 16th and 17th centuries, where gamblers and mathematicians transformed the idea of chance from a mystery into the discipline of probability, the authors tell the story of 10 great ideas about chance and the thinkers who developed them, tracing the philosophical implications of these ideas as well as their mathematical impact.

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  • Philosophy of Mathematics by Oystein Linnebo
    Philosophy of Mathematics (English, Hardback) Oystein Linnebo

    A sophisticated, original introduction to the philosophy of mathematics from one of its leading contemporary scholars...

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  • Geometry by Michel Serres
    Geometry (English, Hardback) Michel Serres

    Originally published in French as: Les origines de la gaeometrie: tiers livre des fondations / Michel Serres (Paris: Editions Julliard, 1993).

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  • Philosophies of Mathematics by Alexander George
    Philosophies of Mathematics (English, Paperback) Alexander George, Daniel J. Velleman

    During the 1920s and 30s philosophers and mathematicians attempted to clarify the nature of mathematics, their legacy consists of three programs. This text aims to provide an introduction to these programs by describing and investigating their philosophical and mathematical components.

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  • Reverse Mathematics by John Stillwell
    Reverse Mathematics (English, Hardback) John Stillwell

    "This book presents reverse mathematics to a general mathematical audience for the first time. Reverse mathematics is a new field that answers some old questions. In the two thousand years that mathematicians have been deriving theorems from axioms, it has often been asked: which axioms are needed to prove a given theorem? Only in the last two hundred years have some of these questions been...

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  • Likelihood by A. W. F. Edwards
    Likelihood (English, Paperback) A. W. F. Edwards

    Likelihood is important reading for students and professionals in biology, mathematical sciences, and philosophy.

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  • Philosophy of Mathematics by Stewart Shapiro
    Philosophy of Mathematics (English, Paperback) Stewart Shapiro

    A structuralist approach to mathematical theory in which Shapiro argues that both realist and anti-realist accounts of mathematics are problematic . He claims that mathematical theory is not a fixed domain of numbers that exist independent of one another, but a natural structure with an initial object and successor relation.

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  • Prime Numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis by Barry Mazur
    Prime Numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis (English, Paperback) Barry Mazur, William Stein

    This book introduces prime numbers and explains the celebrated, unsolved Riemann hypothesis in a direct manner. Suitable for both scholars and those with a minimal mathematical background.

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  • Philosophy of Mathematics by James Robert Brown
    Philosophy of Mathematics (English, Paperback) James Robert Brown

    Tackles important as well as enduring questions in the mathematical sciences. This book takes an approach, encompassing non-standard topics such as the role of visual reasoning, the importance of notation, and the place of computers in mathematics, as well as traditional topics such as formalism, Platonism, and constructivism.

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  • Philosophy of Mathematics by Paul Benacerraf
    Philosophy of Mathematics (English, Paperback) Paul Benacerraf

    The present collection brings together in a convenient form the seminal articles in the philosophy of mathematics by these and other major thinkers. It is a substantially revised version of the edition first published in 1964 and includes a revised bibliography. The volume will be welcomed as a major work of reference at this level in the field.

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  • Summing It Up by Avner Ash
    Summing It Up (English, Hardback) Avner Ash, Robert Gross

    We use addition on a daily basis?yet how many of us stop to truly consider the enormous and remarkable ramifications of this mathematical activity? Summing It Up uses addition as a springboard to present a fascinating and accessible look at numbers and number theory, and how we apply beautiful numerical properties to answer math problems. Mathematicians Avner Ash and Robert Gross explore...

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  • Category Theory by Steve Awodey
    Category Theory (English, Paperback) Steve Awodey

    A comprehensive reference to category theory for students and researchers in mathematics, computer science, logic, cognitive science, linguistics, and philosophy. Useful for self-study and as a course text, the book includes all basic definitions and theorems (with full proofs), as well as numerous examples and exercises.

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  • Philosophy of Mathematics in the Twentieth Century by Charles Parsons
    Philosophy of Mathematics in the Twentieth Century (English, Hardback) Charles Parsons

    In these selected essays, Charles Parsons surveys the contributions of philosophers and mathematicians who shaped the philosophy of mathematics over the past century: Brouwer, Hilbert, Bernays, Weyl, Goedel, Russell, Quine, Putnam, Wang, and Tait.

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  • Alfred Tarski by Anita Burdman Feferman
    Alfred Tarski (English, Paperback) Anita Burdman Feferman, Solomon Feferman

    Alfred Tarski, one of the greatest logicians of all time, is widely thought of as 'the man who defined truth'. From the cafes of Warsaw and Vienna to the mountains and deserts of California, this first full length biography places Tarski in the social, intellectual and historical context of his times and presents a frank, vivid picture of a personally and professionally passionate man.

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  • The Mathematician's Mind by Jacques Hadamard
    The Mathematician's Mind (English, Paperback) Jacques Hadamard

    Explores the complex problem of mental life. This book argues that the roots of creativity for lie not in consciousness, but in the long unconscious work of incubation, and in the unconscious aesthetic selection of ideas that thereby pass into consciousness.

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  • Goedel's Incompleteness Theorems by Raymond M. Smullyan
    Goedel's Incompleteness Theorems (English, Hardback) Raymond M. Smullyan

    An introduction to the work of the mathematical logician Kurt Godel, which guides the reader through his Theorem of Undecidability and his theories on the completeness of logic, the incompleteness of numbers and the consistency of the axiom of choice.

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  • Varieties of Continua by Geoffrey Hellman
    Varieties of Continua (English, Hardback) Geoffrey Hellman, Stewart Shapiro

    Hellman and Shapiro explore the development of the idea of the continuous, from the Aristotelian view that a true continuum cannot be composed of points to the now standard, entirely punctiform frameworks for analysis and geometry. They then investigate the underlying metaphysical issues concerning the nature of space or space-time.

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  • Badiou and Indifferent Being by William Watkin
    Badiou and Indifferent Being (English, Paperback) William Watkin

    The first critical work to attempt the mammoth undertaking of reading Badiou's Being and Event as part of a sequence has often surprising, occasionally controversial results. ...

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