Mathematics and the Image of Reason

Mathematics and the Image of Reason

by Mary Tiles
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415033187

ISBN-13: 9780415033183

Pub. Date: 06/18/1991

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

As science becomes more heavily mathematical and as computers continue to infiltrate life in affluent societies, the philosopher's concern with mathematics has, paradoxically, dwindled. It has come to be tacitly presumed that mathematics is nothing but logic.

Concentrating on three key figures in the philosophy of mathematics--Frege, Russell, and

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As science becomes more heavily mathematical and as computers continue to infiltrate life in affluent societies, the philosopher's concern with mathematics has, paradoxically, dwindled. It has come to be tacitly presumed that mathematics is nothing but logic.

Concentrating on three key figures in the philosophy of mathematics--Frege, Russell, and Hilbert--Mary Tiles seeks to dispel the misconception that scientific rationality and the character of reason is merely pure logic--and therefore inherently at odds with imagination. Tiles argues

against those who see mathematics as uncreative and irrelevant to our postmodern, post-structuralist age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415033183
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/18/1991
Series:
Philosophical Issues in Science Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

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