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Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematics : The CSHPM 2017 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, edited by Maria Zack, Dirk Schlimm, (electronic resource)
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 This volume contains thirteen papers that were presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/La Société Canadienne d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques, which was held at Ryerson University in Toronto. It showcases rigorously reviewed modern scholarship on an interesting variety of topics in the history and philosophy of mathematics from Ancient Greece to the twentieth century. A series of chapters all set in the eighteenth century consider topics such as John Marsh’s techniques for the computation of decimal fractions, Euler’s efforts to compute the surface area of scalene cones, a littleknown work by John Playfair on the practical aspects of mathematics, and Monge’s use of descriptive geometry. After a brief stop in the nineteenth century to consider the culture of research mathematics in 1860s Prussia, the book moves into the twentieth century with an examination of the historical context within which the Axiom of Choice was developed and a paper discussing Anatoly Vlasov’s adaptation of the Boltzmann equation to ionized gases. The remaining chapters deal with the philosophy of twentiethcentury mathematics through topics such as an historically informed discussion of finitism and its limits; a reexamination of Mary Leng’s defenses of mathematical fictionalism through an alternative, antirealist approach to mathematics; and a look at the reasons that mathematicians select specific problems to pursue. Written by leading scholars in the field, these papers are accessible to not only mathematicians and students of the history and philosophy of mathematics, but also anyone with a general interest in mathematics.
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 Thomas, The Definitions and Theorems of the Spherics of Theodosios
 Melville, John Marsh and the Curious World of Decimal Arithmetic
 Hackborn, Euler's Discovery and Resolution of d'Alembert's Paradox
 Curtin, Euler's Work on the Surface Area of Scalene Cones
 Alexander, What Mathematics Rittenhouse Knew
 AckerbergHastings, John Playfair's Approach to "the Practical Parts of the Mathematics." Baltus, Monge's Descriptive Geometry in Three Examples
 Fraser, The Culture of Research Mathematics in 1860s Prussia: Adolph Mayer and the Theory of the Second Variation in the Calculus of Variations
 Therrien, The Axiom of Choice as a Paradigm Shift: The Case for the Distinction between the Ontological and the Methodological Crisis in the Foundations of Mathematics
 Godard, Boltzmann et Vlasov
 Darnell, ThomasBolduc, Takeuti's WellOrdering Proof: Finitistically Fine? Beriault, A NonError Theory Approach to Mathematical Fictionalism
 Ashton, Mathematical Problem Choice and the Contact of Minds
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 9783319909837
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 Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematics : The CSHPM 2017 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario
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 Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematics
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 edited by Maria Zack, Dirk Schlimm
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 This volume contains thirteen papers that were presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/La Société Canadienne d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques, which was held at Ryerson University in Toronto. It showcases rigorously reviewed modern scholarship on an interesting variety of topics in the history and philosophy of mathematics from Ancient Greece to the twentieth century. A series of chapters all set in the eighteenth century consider topics such as John Marsh’s techniques for the computation of decimal fractions, Euler’s efforts to compute the surface area of scalene cones, a littleknown work by John Playfair on the practical aspects of mathematics, and Monge’s use of descriptive geometry. After a brief stop in the nineteenth century to consider the culture of research mathematics in 1860s Prussia, the book moves into the twentieth century with an examination of the historical context within which the Axiom of Choice was developed and a paper discussing Anatoly Vlasov’s adaptation of the Boltzmann equation to ionized gases. The remaining chapters deal with the philosophy of twentiethcentury mathematics through topics such as an historically informed discussion of finitism and its limits; a reexamination of Mary Leng’s defenses of mathematical fictionalism through an alternative, antirealist approach to mathematics; and a look at the reasons that mathematicians select specific problems to pursue. Written by leading scholars in the field, these papers are accessible to not only mathematicians and students of the history and philosophy of mathematics, but also anyone with a general interest in mathematics.
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 Thomas, The Definitions and Theorems of the Spherics of Theodosios  Melville, John Marsh and the Curious World of Decimal Arithmetic  Hackborn, Euler's Discovery and Resolution of d'Alembert's Paradox  Curtin, Euler's Work on the Surface Area of Scalene Cones  Alexander, What Mathematics Rittenhouse Knew  AckerbergHastings, John Playfair's Approach to "the Practical Parts of the Mathematics." Baltus, Monge's Descriptive Geometry in Three Examples  Fraser, The Culture of Research Mathematics in 1860s Prussia: Adolph Mayer and the Theory of the Second Variation in the Calculus of Variations  Therrien, The Axiom of Choice as a Paradigm Shift: The Case for the Distinction between the Ontological and the Methodological Crisis in the Foundations of Mathematics  Godard, Boltzmann et Vlasov  Darnell, ThomasBolduc, Takeuti's WellOrdering Proof: Finitistically Fine? Beriault, A NonError Theory Approach to Mathematical Fictionalism  Ashton, Mathematical Problem Choice and the Contact of Minds
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 Thomas, The Definitions and Theorems of the Spherics of Theodosios  Melville, John Marsh and the Curious World of Decimal Arithmetic  Hackborn, Euler's Discovery and Resolution of d'Alembert's Paradox  Curtin, Euler's Work on the Surface Area of Scalene Cones  Alexander, What Mathematics Rittenhouse Knew  AckerbergHastings, John Playfair's Approach to "the Practical Parts of the Mathematics." Baltus, Monge's Descriptive Geometry in Three Examples  Fraser, The Culture of Research Mathematics in 1860s Prussia: Adolph Mayer and the Theory of the Second Variation in the Calculus of Variations  Therrien, The Axiom of Choice as a Paradigm Shift: The Case for the Distinction between the Ontological and the Methodological Crisis in the Foundations of Mathematics  Godard, Boltzmann et Vlasov  Darnell, ThomasBolduc, Takeuti's WellOrdering Proof: Finitistically Fine? Beriault, A NonError Theory Approach to Mathematical Fictionalism  Ashton, Mathematical Problem Choice and the Contact of Minds
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 1 online resource (XIII, 203 pages)
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 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, noncommercial 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
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