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Title History and philosophy of modern mathematics / edited by William Aspray and Philip Kitcher
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1988


Description 1 online resource (viii, 386 pages)
Series Minnesota studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 11
Minnesota studies in the philosophy of science ; v. 11.
Contents Preface; An Opinionated Introduction; I: Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics; II: Reinterpretations in the History of Mathematics; III: Case Studies in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics; IV: The Social Context of Modern Mathematics; Contributors; Index
Summary History and Philosophy of Modern Mathematics was first published in 1988. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.The fourteen essays in this volume build on the pioneering effort of Garrett Birkhoff, professor of mathematics at Harvard University, who in 1974 organized a conference of mathematicians and historians of modern mathematics to examine how the two disciplines approach the history of mathematics. In History and Philosophy of Modern Mat
Notes "The volume is the outgrowth of a conference held at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 17-19 May 1985"--Preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-366) and index
Notes English
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Subject Mathematics -- History -- Congresses
Mathematics -- Philosophy -- Congresses
Mathematics -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Aspray, William
Kitcher, Philip, 1947-
LC no. 86030884
ISBN 9780816653058