Trends in the History of Science

Cultures of Mathematics and Logic

Selected Papers from the Conference in Guangzhou, China, November 9-12, 2012

Editors: Ju, S., Löwe, B., Müller, Th., Xie, Y. (Eds.)

  • Presents papers that constitute part of a much-needed meta-discussion on the direction of the field
  • Particularly highlights Asian cultures of mathematics and logic (with papers on ancient Chinese and Indian texts)
  • Philosophy of Mathematical Practice is a growing field, and the cultural angle is a particularly important aspect
  • Gathers papers by leading authors in the field
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This book gathers the proceedings of the conference "Cultures of Mathematics and Logic," held in Guangzhou, China. The event was the third in a series of interdisciplinary, international conferences emphasizing the cultural components of philosophy of mathematics and logic. It brought together researchers from many disciplines whose work sheds new light on the diversity of mathematical and logical cultures and practices. In this context, the cultural diversity can be diachronical (different cultures in different historical periods), geographical (different cultures in different regions), or sociological in nature.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • What Are Mathematical Cultures?

    Larvor, Brendan

    Pages 1-22

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  • Philosophy or Not? The Study of Cultures and Practices of Mathematics

    Löwe, Benedikt

    Pages 23-42

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  • Abacus as a Programming Language: Computer Science and History of Mathematics

    Mélès, Baptiste

    Pages 43-59

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  • Mathematics in Engineering and Science

    Pedersen, Stig Andur

    Pages 61-79

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  • A Fashionable Curiosity: Claudius Ptolemy’s ‘Desire for Knowledge’ in Literary Context

    Wietzke, Johannes

    Pages 81-105

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-31500-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultures of Mathematics and Logic
Book Subtitle
Selected Papers from the Conference in Guangzhou, China, November 9-12, 2012
Editors
  • Shier Ju
  • Benedikt Löwe
  • Thomas Müller
  • Yun Xie
Series Title
Trends in the History of Science
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31502-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31502-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31500-3
Series ISSN
2297-2951
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 123
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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