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Philosophy of Engineering and Technology

Technology and Mathematics

Philosophical and Historical Investigations

Editors: Hansson, Sven Ove (Ed.)

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  • Examines the interrelations between technology and mathematics
  • Combines philosophical and historical approaches to the technology–mathematics relationship
  • The contributors include leading experts in the philosophy and history of both technology and mathematics
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About this book

This volume is the first extensive study of the historical and philosophical connections between technology and mathematics. Coverage includes the use of mathematics in ancient as well as modern technology, devices and machines for computation, cryptology, mathematics in technological education, the epistemology of computer-mediated proofs, and the relationship between technological and mathematical computability. The book also examines the work of such historical figures as Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, and Alan Turing.

About the authors

Sven Ove Hansson is professor in the philosophy of technology and head of the Division of Philosophy, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He is former president of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, and editor-in-chief of Theoria and the two book series Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Philosophy, Technology, and Society.  He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. His research areas include philosophy of science and technology, logic, value theory, decision theory, ethics, and political philosophy.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £79.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-93779-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-93778-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: November 22, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06722-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technology and Mathematics
Book Subtitle
Philosophical and Historical Investigations
Editors
  • Sven Ove Hansson
Series Title
Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
Series Volume
30
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93779-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93779-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93778-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06722-9
Series ISSN
1879-7202
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 373
Number of Illustrations
54 b/w illustrations
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