Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith

Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith

by Daniel J. Cohen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801885532
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 04/08/2007
Series: Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Mathematics
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Daniel J. Cohen is an assistant professor of history at George Mason University and the coauthor of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: The Allure of Pure Mathematics in the Victorian Age     1
Heavenly Symbols: Sources of Victorian Mathematical Idealism     14
God and Math at Harvard: Benjamin Peirce and the Divinity of Mathematics     42
George Boole and the Genesis of Symbolic Logic     77
Augustus De Morgan and the Logic of Relations     106
Earthly Calculations: Mathematics and Professionalism in the Late Nineteenth Century     137
Notes     183
Bibliography     215
Index     235

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