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

    Seminal articles in the philosophy of mathematics by Russell, Quine, Goedel and other major thinkers.

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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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  • Plural Logic by Alex Oliver
    Plural Logic (English, Paperback) Alex Oliver, Timothy Smiley

    Alex Oliver and Timothy Smiley provide a new account of plural logic. They argue that there is such a thing as genuinely plural denotation in logic, and expound a framework of ideas that includes the distinction between distributive and collective predicates, the theory of plural descriptions, multivalued functions, and lists.

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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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  • The Continuity Debate by Benjamin Lee Buckley
    The Continuity Debate (English, Paperback) Benjamin Lee Buckley $19.43
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  • Principles of Mathematics by Bertrand Russell
    Principles of Mathematics (English, Paperback) Bertrand Russell

    Presents a comprehensive treatise on the logical foundation of mathematics.

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  • A Brief History of Numbers by Leo Corry
    A Brief History of Numbers (English, Hardback) Leo Corry

    This is the story behind the idea of number, from the Pythagoreans, up until the turn of the 20th century, through Greek, Islamic & European mathematics.

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  • A Philosophical Approach to Quantum Field Theory by Hans Christian Ottinger
    A Philosophical Approach to Quantum Field Theory (English, Hardback) Hans Christian Ottinger

    Based on carefully motivated metaphysical concepts, quantum field theory is explored as a robust and intuitive mathematical image of nature.

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  • The Oxford Handbook of Probability and Philosophy by Alan Hajek
    The Oxford Handbook of Probability and Philosophy (English, Hardback) Alan Hajek

    Probability theory is a key tool of the physical, mathematical, and social sciences, and is playing an increasingly important role in many areas of philosophy. This Handbook furthers the influence of philosophy on probability, and of probability on philosophy. Nearly forty articles present new insights into the intersection of these two fields.

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  • Analytic Philosophy by Aaron Preston
    Analytic Philosophy (English, Paperback) Aaron Preston

    Analytic Philosophy: An Interpretive History explores the ways interpretation (of key figures, factions, texts, etc.) shaped the analytic tradition, from Frege to Dummet. It offers readers 17 chapters, written especially for this volume by an international cast of leading scholars. Some chapters are devoted to large, thematic issues like the relationship between analytic philosophy and other...

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  • How Our Emotions and Bodies are Vital for Abstract Thought by Anna Sverdlik
    How Our Emotions and Bodies are Vital for Abstract Thought (English, Paperback) Anna Sverdlik

    If mathematics is the purest form of knowledge, the perfect foundation of all the hard sciences, and a uniquely precise discipline, then how can the human brain, an imperfect and imprecise organ, process mathematical ideas? Is mathematics made up of eternal, universal truths? Or, as some have claimed, could mathematics simply be a human invention, a kind of tool or metaphor?...

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