# e-Book Descartes Dream (Pelican) epub download

**Author:**Philip J. Davis

**ISBN:**0140227873

**Pages:**352 pages

**Publisher:**Viking Pr (June 1, 1988)

**Language:**English

**Category:**Mathematics

**Size ePUB:**1770 kb

**Size Fb2:**1974 kb

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# e-Book Descartes Dream (Pelican) epub download

#### by **Philip J. Davis**

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Descartes Dream (Pelican). Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9780140227871. Release Date: June 1988.

Davis, Philip . 1923-; Hersh, Reuben, 1927-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Philip J. Davis (January 2, 1923 – March 13, 2018) was an American academic applied mathematician. Davis was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was known for his work in numerical analysis and approximation theory, as well as his investigations in the history and philosophy of mathematics. He earned his degrees in mathematics from Harvard University (SB, 1943; PhD, 1950, advisor Ralph P. Boas, J., and his final position was Professor Emeritus at the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University.

Читать бесплатно книгу Descartes' dream. London : Penguin Books, 1988. The world according to mathematics (Davis P. Hersh . и другие произведения в разделе Каталог. Доступны электронные, печатные и аудиокниги, музыкальные произведения, фильмы. На сайте вы можете найти издание, заказать доставку или забронировать. Возможна доставка в удобную библиотеку. Davis Philip J. Descartes' dream. The world according to mathematics. XVIII, 321 p. : ill. - Bibliogr.

This was French philosopher Rene Descartes' dream

Topics covered include meta thinking, meaning of computation, and mathematical abstraction. This was French philosopher Rene Descartes' dream. In 1637 he published his revolutionary "Discourse on Method" which was a methodology for science based on the deductive logic of mathematical reasoning. This meant that since one plus one equals two, and this is a truth that cannot be challenged, then anything that can be put into a mathematical framework would also be true.

Descartes' Dream : The World According to Mathematics. By (author) Philip J. Davis.

Philip Davis and Reuben Hersh discuss everything from the nature of proof to the Euclid myth, and mathematical aesthetics to non-Cantorian set theory

Philip Davis and Reuben Hersh discuss everything from the nature of proof to the Euclid myth, and mathematical aesthetics to non-Cantorian set theory. They make a convincing case for the idea that mathematics is not about eternal reality, but comprises "true facts about imaginary objects" and belongs among the human sciences.

Items related to Descartes' Dream: The World According to Mathematics. Philadelphia Inquirer Rationalist philosopher and mathematician René Descartes visualized a world unified by mathematics, in which all intellectual issues could be resolved rationally by local computation. Davis, Philip . Hersh, Reuben Descartes' Dream: The World According to Mathematics (Dover Books on Mathematics). ISBN 13: 9780486442525. Descartes' Dream: The World According to Mathematics (Dover Books on Mathematics). Hersh, Reuben.

Philosopher Rene Descartes visualized a world unified by mathematics, in which all intellectual issues could be resolved rationally by local computation. This series of provocative essays takes a modern look at the seventeenth-century thinker’s dream, examining the physical and intellectual influences of mathematics on society, particularly in light of technological advances. They survey the conditions that elicit the application of mathematic principles; the effectiveness of these applications; and how applied mathematics constrain lives and transform perceptions of reality.