Trends in the History of Science

Mathematical Cultures

The London Meetings 2012-2014

Editors: Larvor, Brendan (Ed.)

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  • Provides a rare encounter between the emerging philosophy of mathematical practice and the ‘cultural turn’ in mathematics education
    Discusses questions about the value of mathematics
    Connects studies of mathematical practice and the motivations of school and university students of mathematics​

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This collection presents significant contributions from an international network project on mathematical cultures, including essays from leading scholars in the history and philosophy of mathematics and mathematics education.​

Mathematics has universal standards of validity. Nevertheless, there are local styles in mathematical research and teaching, and great variation in the place of mathematics in the larger cultures that mathematical practitioners belong to. The reflections on mathematical cultures collected in this book are of interest to mathematicians, philosophers, historians, sociologists, cognitive scientists and mathematics educators.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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eBook £119.50
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematical Cultures
Book Subtitle
The London Meetings 2012-2014
Editors
  • Brendan Larvor
Series Title
Trends in the History of Science
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28582-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28582-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-28580-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80379-1
Series ISSN
2297-2951
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 460
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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