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The Resource Freedom in Mathematics, by Pierre Cartier, Jean Dhombres, Gerhard Heinzmann, Cédric Villani, (electronic resource)

Freedom in Mathematics, by Pierre Cartier, Jean Dhombres, Gerhard Heinzmann, Cédric Villani, (electronic resource)

Label
Freedom in Mathematics
Title
Freedom in Mathematics
Statement of responsibility
by Pierre Cartier, Jean Dhombres, Gerhard Heinzmann, Cédric Villani
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book challenges the views put forward by Pierre Cartier, one of the anchors of the famous Bourbaki group, and Cédric Villani, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his generation, who received the Fields Medal in 2010. Jean Dhombres, mathematician and science historian, and Gerhard Heinzmann, philosopher of science and also a specialist in mathematics engage in a fruitful dialogue with the two mathematicians, prompting readers to reflect on mathematical activity and its social consequences in history as well as in the modern world. Cédric Villani’s popular success proves once again that a common awareness has developed, albeit in a very confused way, of the major role of mathematics in the construction and efficiency of natural sciences, which are at the origin of our technologies. Despite this, the idea that mathematics cannot be shared remains firmly entrenched, a perceived failing that has even been branded a lack of culture by vocal forces in the media as well as cultural and political establishment. The authors explore three major directions in their dialogue: the highly complex relationship between mathematics and reality, the subject of many debates and opposing viewpoints; the freedom that the construction of mathematics has given humankind by enabling them to develop the natural sciences as well as mathematical research; and the responsibility with which the scientific community and governments should address the role of mathematics in research and education policies
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cartier, Pierre
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Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
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  • Dhombres, Jean
  • Heinzmann, Gerhard
  • Villani, Cédric
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  • Mathematics
  • Applied mathematics
  • Engineering mathematics
  • History
  • Social sciences
Label
Freedom in Mathematics, by Pierre Cartier, Jean Dhombres, Gerhard Heinzmann, Cédric Villani, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-2788-5
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Publication
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mixed
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Presentation of the Authors (Pierre Cartier, Jean Dhombres, Gerhard Heinzmann, Cedric Villani) -- On the Origins of Mathematics -- The Relations between Mathématics and Reality -- Social and Political History of Mathematics Education -- Nature and Issues of the Mathematics Research -- Conclusion -- Annexure
Control code
978-81-322-2788-5
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 117 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9788132227885
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uncompressed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-81-322-2788-5
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948779075
Label
Freedom in Mathematics, by Pierre Cartier, Jean Dhombres, Gerhard Heinzmann, Cédric Villani, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-2788-5
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Presentation of the Authors (Pierre Cartier, Jean Dhombres, Gerhard Heinzmann, Cedric Villani) -- On the Origins of Mathematics -- The Relations between Mathématics and Reality -- Social and Political History of Mathematics Education -- Nature and Issues of the Mathematics Research -- Conclusion -- Annexure
Control code
978-81-322-2788-5
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 117 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9788132227885
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-81-322-2788-5
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948779075

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