Classics Of Mathematics

Author: Ronald Calinger
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 002318342X
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Appropriate for undergraduate and select graduate courses in the history of mathematics, and in the history of science. This edited volume of readings contains more than 130 selections from eminent mathematicians from A `h-mose' to Hilbert and Noether. The chapter introductions comprise a concise history of mathematics based on critical textual analysis and the latest scholarship. Each reading is preceded by a substantial biography of its author.

Classics Of Mathematics

Author: Ronald Calinger
Publisher: Moore Pub Co
ISBN: UOM:39015017280028
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Appropriate for undergraduate and select graduate courses in the history of mathematics, and in the history of science. This edited volume of readings contains more than 130 selections from eminent mathematicians from A h-mose' to Hilbert and Noether. The chapter introductions comprise a concise history of mathematics based on critical textual analysis and the latest scholarship. Each reading is preceded by a substantial biography of its author.

Ten Neglected Classics Of Philosophy

Author: Eric Schliesser
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199928927
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What makes for a philosophical classic? Why do some philosophical works persist over time, while others do not? The philosophical canon and diversity are topics of major debate today. This stimulating volume contains ten new essays by accomplished philosophers writing passionately about works in the history of philosophy that they feel were unjustly neglected or ignored-and why they deserve greater attention. The essays cover lesser known works by famous thinkers as well as works that were once famous but now only faintly remembered. Works examined include Gorgias' Encomium of Helen, Jane Adams' Women and Public Housekeeping, W.E.B. DuBois' Whither Now and Why, Edith Stein's On the Problem of Empathy, Jonathan Bennett's Rationality, and more. While each chapter is an expression of engagement with an individual work, the volume as a whole, and Eric Schliesser's introduction specifically, address timely questions about the nature of philosophy, disciplinary contours, and the vagaries of canon formation.

Writing The History Of Mathematics Its Historical Development

Author: Joseph W. Dauben
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3764361670
Size: 16.41 MB
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As an historiographic monograph, this book offers a detailed survey of the professional evolution and significance of an entire discipline devoted to the history of science. It provides both an intellectual and a social history of the development of the subject from the first such effort written by the ancient Greek author Eudemus in the Fourth Century BC, to the founding of the international journal, Historia Mathematica, by Kenneth O. May in the early 1970s.

Classics Of Western Philosophy 8th Edition

Author: Steven M. Cahn
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603849739
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The 8th edition of Classics of Western Philosophy trumps the 7th edition¿as well as all competing anthologies¿by including Plato¿s Laches, selections from Aristotle¿s Nicomachean Ethics (on courage), Descartes¿ Discourse on Method, the remainder of Berkeley¿s Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, and the whole of Kant¿s Prolegomena, all in preeminent translations. These additions¿with no offsetting deletions¿yield an anthology of unprecedented versatility, making it the only volume of its kind to offer both Descartes¿ Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy; Berkeley¿s A Treatise Concerning Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues; and Kant¿s Prolegomena and selections from the Critique of Pure Reason.

Flatterland

Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458716545
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first there was Edwin A. Abbott's remarkable Flatland, published in 1884, and one of the all-time classics of popular mathematics. Now, from mathematician and accomplished science writer Ian Stewart, comes what Nature calls ''a superb sequel.'' Through larger-than-life characters and an inspired story line, Flatter land explores our present understanding of the shape and origins of the universe, the nature of space, time, and matter, as well as modern geometries and their applications. The journey begins when our heroine, Victoria Line, comes upon her great-great-grandfather A. Square's diary, hidden in the attic. The writings help her to contact the Space Hopper, who tempts her away from her home and family in Flatland and becomes her guide and mentor through ten dimensions. In the tradition of Alice in Wonderland and The Phantom Toll Booth, this magnificent investigation into the nature of reality is destined to become a modern classic.