Mathematics and Philosophy

Author(s): Daniel Parrochia
Original Publish Date: May 24, 2018
Product Number: EB00728804
Released: Jul 03, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781119528074
Publisher: Wiley-ISTE
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This book, which studies the links between mathematics and philosophy, highlights a reversal. Initially, the (Greek) philosophers were also mathematicians (geometers). Their vision of the world stemmed from their research in this field (rational and irrational numbers, problem of duplicating the cube, trisection of the angle...). Subsequently, mathematicians freed themselves from philosophy (with Analysis, differential Calculus, Algebra, Topology, etc.), but their researches continued to inspire philosophers (Descartes, Leibniz, Hegel, Husserl, etc.). However, from a certain level of complexity, the mathematicians themselves became philosophers (a movement that begins with Wronsky and Clifford, and continues until Grothendieck).

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