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Humanizing Mathematics and its Philosophy

Essays Celebrating the 90th Birthday of Reuben Hersh

Editors: Sriraman, Bharath (Ed.)

  • Essays written by eminent 20th century mathematicians and philosophers
  • Explores the relationship between the philosophy of math and math as practiced
  • Portrays the humanistic side of mathematics
  • Looks ahead to what mathematics might look like in the future
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About this book

This Festschrift contains numerous colorful and eclectic essays from well-known mathematicians, philosophers, logicians, and linguists celebrating the 90th birthday of Reuben Hersh. The essays offer, in part, attempts to answer the following questions set forth by Reuben himself as a focus for this volume:

  • Can practicing mathematicians, as such, contribute anything to the philosophy of math? Can or should philosophers of math, as such, say anything to practicing mathematicians?

  • Twenty or fifty years from now, what will be similar, and what will, or could, or should be altogether different: About the philosophy of math? About math education? About math research institutions? About data processing and scientific computing?

The essays also offer glimpses into Reuben’s fertile mind and his lasting influence on the mathematical community, as well as revealing the diverse roots, obstacles and philosophical dispositions that characterize the working lives of mathematicians. 
With contributions from a veritable “who’s who” list of 20th century luminaries from mathematics and philosophy, as well as from Reuben himself, this volume will appeal to a wide variety of readers from curious undergraduates to prominent mathematicians.  

About the authors

Bharath Sriraman is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Montana 

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61231-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61230-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Humanizing Mathematics and its Philosophy
Book Subtitle
Essays Celebrating the 90th Birthday of Reuben Hersh
Editors
  • Bharath Sriraman
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61231-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61231-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61230-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 363
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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