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Philosophy of mathematics

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Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity

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Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems...

David S. Richeson

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; History of mathematics

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A comprehensive look at four of the most famous problems in mathematics Tales of Impossibility recounts the intriguing... [more]

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Weirder Maths: At the Edge of the Possible

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Weirder Maths: At the Edge of the Possible

David Darling, Agnijo Banerjee

Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics; Philosophy of mathematics; Popular science

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The follow-up to the highly successful Weird Maths takes us deeper into the wonderful weirdness of mathematics [more]

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Reverse Mathematics: Proofs from the Inside Out

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Reverse Mathematics: Proofs from the Inside Out

John Stillwell

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; Mathematical logic; History of mathematics

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The first book surveying the history and ideas behind reverse mathematics Reverse mathematics is a new field that seeks... [more]

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Weird Maths: At the Edge of Infinity and Beyond

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Weird Maths: At the Edge of Infinity and Beyond

David Darling, Agnijo Banerjee

Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics; Philosophy of mathematics; Popular science

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Dazzling popular maths for the curious reader - from one of Britain's, and the world's, cleverest teenagers [more]

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Maths on the Back of an Envelope: Clever Ways to (Roughly) Calculate Anything

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Maths on the Back of an Envelope: Clever Ways to (Roughly) Calculate Anything...

Rob Eastaway

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; Mathematical logic

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'Another terrific book by Rob Eastaway' SIMON SINGH 'A delightfully accessible guide... [more]

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Curves for the Mathematically Curious: An Anthology of the Unpredictable, Historical, Beautiful, and Romantic

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Curves for the Mathematically Curious: An Anthology of the Unpredictable,...

Julian Havil

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; Geometry; Topology; History of mathematics

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Ten amazing curves personally selected by one of today's most important math writers Curves for the Mathematically Curious... [more]

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Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty

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Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty

Ian Stewart

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; Probability & statistics

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Uncertainty is everywhere. It lurks in every consideration of the future - the weather, the economy, the sex of an unborn... [more]

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Arithmetic

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Arithmetic

Paul Lockhart

Educational strategies & policy; Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics; Philosophy of mathematics; Mathematical logic; History of mathematics

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Paul Lockhart reveals arithmetic not as the rote manipulation of numbers but as a set of ideas that exhibit the surprising... [more]

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The Weil Conjectures: On Maths and the Pursuit of the Unknown

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The Weil Conjectures: On Maths and the Pursuit of the Unknown

Karen Olsson

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Diaries, letters & journals; Memoirs; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; Philosophy of science

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Simone Weil: famous French philosopher, writer, political activist, mystic and sister to Andre, one of the most influential,... [more]

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The No.1 Book of Numbers: Exploring the meaning and magic of numbers

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The No.1 Book of Numbers: Exploring the meaning and magic of numbers

Ruth Binney

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics

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Why is 7 a lucky number and 13 unlucky? Why does a jury traditionally have `12 good men and true', and why are there 24 hours... [more]

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99 Variations on a Proof

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99 Variations on a Proof

Philip Ording

Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics; Philosophy of mathematics; Algebraic geometry; History of mathematics

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An exploration of mathematical style through 99 different proofs of the... [more]

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Ten Great Ideas about Chance

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Ten Great Ideas about Chance

Persi Diaconis, Brian Skyrms

Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics; Philosophy of mathematics; Probability & statistics

Hardback

<div><strong>A fascinating account of the breakthrough ideas that transformed probability and statistics.</strong></div><div><br... [more]

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Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

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Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation

Michael Harris

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; History of mathematics

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What do pure mathematicians do, and why do they do it? Looking beyond the conventional answers--for the sake of truth, beauty,... [more]

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Mathematics of the Transcendental

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Mathematics of the Transcendental

Alain Badiou

Philosophy; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -; Philosophy of mathematics

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In Mathematics of the Transcendental, Alain Badiou painstakingly works through the pertinent aspects of category theory, demonstrating... [more]

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Mathematical Explorations

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Mathematical Explorations

Alan F. Beardon (University of Cambridge)

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; Mathematical foundations

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Mathematical Explorations provides readers with experience of working on difficult unsolved problems. Readers will see how... [more]

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Prime Numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis

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Prime Numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis

Barry Mazur (Harvard University, Massachusetts), William Stein (University of Washington)

Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics; Philosophy of mathematics; Mathematical foundations; Discrete mathematics; History of mathematics

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This book introduces prime numbers and explains the celebrated, unsolved Riemann hypothesis in a direct manner. Suitable for... [more]

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An Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics: A Reader

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An Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics: A Reader

Russell Marcus, Mark McEvoy

Philosophy; Philosophy: logic; Philosophy of mathematics

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A comprehensive collection of historical readings in the philosophy of mathematics and a selection of influential contemporary... [more]

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The Cambridge Companion to Frege

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The Cambridge Companion to Frege

Tom Ricketts, Michael Potter

Philosophy of language; Philosophy; Analytical philosophy & Logical Positivism; Philosophy of mathematics

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Frege is generally seen (along with Russell and Wittgenstein) as one of the fathers of the analytic method, which dominated... [more]

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Category Theory

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Category Theory

Steve Awodey (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Philosophy: logic; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; Mathematical logic; Functional analysis & transforms

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A comprehensive reference to category theory for students and researchers in mathematics, computer science, logic, cognitive... [more]

$79.95

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Principles of Mathematics

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Principles of Mathematics

Bertrand Russell

Philosophy; Philosophy of mathematics

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Presents a comprehensive treatise on the logical foundation of mathematics. [more]

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Differential and Integral Calculus

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Differential and Integral Calculus

Edmund Landau

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; Real analysis, real variables; History of science

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After completing his famous Foundations of Analysis, Landau turned his attention to this book on calculus. The approach is... [more]

$84.70

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Ten Great Ideas about Chance

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Ten Great Ideas about Chance

Persi Diaconis, Brian Skyrms

Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics; Philosophy of mathematics; Probability & statistics

Paperback

A fascinating account of the breakthrough ideas that transformed probability and statistics In the sixteenth and seventeenth... [more]

$32.99

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An Invitation to Model Theory

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An Invitation to Model Theory

Jonathan Kirby (University of East Anglia)

Philosophy: logic; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; Mathematical logic; Set theory; Mathematical modelling

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In this innovative and largely self-contained textbook, Jonathan Kirby brings model theory to an undergraduate audience. The... [more]

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The Discrete Charm of the Machine: Why the World Became Digital

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The Discrete Charm of the Machine: Why the World Became Digital

Ken Steiglitz

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; History of mathematics; Electronics engineering; Computer science; Mathematical theory of computation

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The genesis of the digital idea and why it transformed civilization A few short decades ago, we were informed by the smooth... [more]

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Newton the Alchemist: Science, Enigma, and the Quest for Nature's  Secret Fire

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Newton the Alchemist: Science, Enigma, and the Quest for Nature's Secret...

William Newman

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of mathematics; Philosophy of science; History of science; Physics; Magic, spells & alchemy

Hardback

A book that finally demystifies Newton's experiments in alchemy When Isaac Newton's alchemical papers surfaced at a Sotheby's... [more]

$83.00

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