Philosophy of mathematics

    Badiou and Indifferent Being

    By William Watkin

    Paperback £18.95

    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. Looking back on its publication Badiou declared: "I had inscribed my name in the history of philosophy". Later he was brave enough to admit...

    What is a Mathematical Concept?

    Hardback £61.60

    This book provides a contemporary resource for scholars and students whose work takes up the philosophical and sociological dimensions of number, quantity, measure, and mathematics in some manner. Leaders in their fields offer new insights into what is a mathematical concept, drawing on contemporary cultural theory and mathematical practice.

    Works of Archimedes

    By Archimedes

    Hardback £73.25

    The second volume of the first fully-fledged English translation of the works of Archimedes - antiquity's greatest scientist and one of the most important scientific figures in history. Based on a reconsideration of the Greek text and diagrams, it includes extensive and insightful comments on Archimedes' scientific style.

    Blaise Pascal

    By Mary Ann Caws

    Hardback £11.43

    This new biography, which includes a preface by Tom Conley, covers many aspects of Blaise Pascal's life and work that are seldom found side by side: his religious motivations and his belief in miracles, his scientific passions, his practical savvy and the aphorisms of the Pensees, so influential worldwide.

    Abstract Entities

    By Sam Cowling

    Paperback £29.62

    Think of a number, any number, or properties like fragility and humanity. These and other abstract entities are radically different from concrete entities like electrons and elbows. While concrete entities are located in space and time, have causes and effects, and are known through empirical means, abstract entities like meanings...

    Mathematical Explorations

    By Alan F. Beardon

    Paperback £15.97

    Provides readers with experience of working on difficult unsolved problems. No deep mathematical background is required.

    Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

    By Maria Rosa Antognazza

    Paperback Save £0.74 = £7.25

    This Very Short Introduction considers who Leibniz was and introduces his overarching intellectual vision. It follows his pursuit of the systematic reform and advancement of all the sciences, to be undertaken as a collaborative enterprise supported by an enlightened ruler, and his ultimate goal of the improvement of the human...

    Summing It Up

    By Avner Ash

    Hardback Save £6.34 = £15.66

    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...

    Prime Numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis

    By Barry Mazur

    Paperback Save £0.48 = £18.51

    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.

    An Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics: A Reader

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £26.45

    A comprehensive collection of historical readings in the philosophy of mathematics and a selection of influential contemporary work, this much-needed introduction reveals the rich history of the subject. An Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics: A Reader brings together an impressive collection of primary sources from ancient and modern...

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