Mathematics & Common Sense: A Case of Creative Tension

1st Edition

Philip J. Davis

A K Peters/CRC Press
Published November 30, 2006
Reference - 250 Pages
ISBN 9781568812700 - CAT# K00442

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From the Preface: "This book is addressed to all who are curious about the nature of mathematics and its role in society. It is neither a text book nor a specialists' book. It consists of a number of loosely linked essays that may be read independently and for which I have tried to provide a leitmotif by throwing light on the relationship between mathematics and common sense. In these essays I hope to foster a critical attitude towards both the existence of common sense in mathematics and the ambiguous role that it can play."

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