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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This Festschrift contains numerous colorful and eclectic essays from wellknown 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.
 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?
 About the authors

Bharath Sriraman is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Montana
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 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
 9783319612317
 DOI
 10.1007/9783319612317
 Hardcover ISBN
 9783319612300
 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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