In Measure Number and Wt: Studies in Mathematics and Culture Jens Hoyrup

ISBN: 9780791418222

Published: August 1st 1994

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430 pages


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In Measure Number and Wt: Studies in Mathematics and Culture  by  Jens Hoyrup

In Measure Number and Wt: Studies in Mathematics and Culture by Jens Hoyrup
August 1st 1994 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 430 pages | ISBN: 9780791418222 | 5.13 Mb

Jens Hoyrup, recognized as the leading authority in social studies of pre-modern mathematics, here provides a social study of the changing mode of mathematical thought through history. His anthropology of mathematics is a unique approach to itsMoreJens Hoyrup, recognized as the leading authority in social studies of pre-modern mathematics, here provides a social study of the changing mode of mathematical thought through history. His anthropology of mathematics is a unique approach to its history, in which he examines its pursuit and development as conditioned by the wider social and cultural context.

Hoyrup moves from comparing features of Sumero-Babylonian, Mesopotamian, Ancient Greek, and Latin Medieval mathematics, to examining the character of Islamic practitioners of mathematics. He also looks at the impact of ideologies and philosophy on mathematics from Latin High Middle ages through the late Renaissance.

Finally, he examines modern and contemporary mathematics, drawing out recurring themes in mathematical knowledge.



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