Mathematics In A Postmodern Age / Edition 1

Mathematics In A Postmodern Age / Edition 1

by Russell W. Howell, W. James (Eds.) Bradley
     
 

The discipline of mathematics has not been spared the sweeping critique of postmodernism. Is mathematical theory true for all time, or are mathematical constructs in fact fallible? This fascinating book examines the tensions that have arisen between modern and postmodern views of mathematics, explores alternative theories of mathematical truth, explains why the issues… See more details below

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The discipline of mathematics has not been spared the sweeping critique of postmodernism. Is mathematical theory true for all time, or are mathematical constructs in fact fallible? This fascinating book examines the tensions that have arisen between modern and postmodern views of mathematics, explores alternative theories of mathematical truth, explains why the issues are important, and shows how a Christian perspective makes a difference.

Contributors:
W. James Bradley
William Dembski
Russell W. Howell
Calvin Jongsma
David Klanderman
Christopher Menzel
Glen VanBrummelen
Scott VanderStoep
Michael Veatch
Paul Zwier

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802849106
Publisher:
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
IThe Nature of Mathematics
1Mathematical Truth: Static or Changing?15
2Mathematical Truth: A Cultural Study45
3God and Mathematical Objects65
4The Pragmatic Nature of Mathematical Inquiry98
IIThe Influence of Mathematics
5Mathematization in the Pre-modern Period133
6Mathematization and Modern Science162
7The Mathematization of Culture193
IIIFaith Perspectives in Mathematics
8Mathematics and Values223
9Creativity and Computer Reasoning250
10The Possibility of Detecting Intelligent Design278
11A Psychological Perspective on Mathematical Learning and Thinking309
12Teaching and Learning Mathematics: The Influence of Constructivism338
Conclusion360
Bibliography385
Index394

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