Representation and Productive Ambiguity in Mathematics and the Sciences 1st Edition
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"She has given us a very readable and well-argued series of case studies in the history and philosophy of the sciences. Anyone with an interest in the history of mathematics, the history of science, or the general philosophy of science is bound to find a wealth of interesting material here."--Doug Jesseph, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
About the Author
- Publisher : Clarendon Press; 1st edition (October 18, 2007)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 332 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0199299730
- ISBN-13 : 978-0199299737
- Item Weight : 1.44 pounds
- Dimensions : 9.3 x 1 x 6.3 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,642,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Case studies in geometry, mechanics, topology and algebra, are examined to demonstrate that historical analysis and logical abstraction cooperate in understanding the epistemological processes involved in scientific discovery.
Grosholz’ work will be of interest to philosophers of science and mathematics, and to those who see the history of mathematics and science as an important contribution to informing teaching and motivating learning.