Shopping cart is empty.
This catalog has no sub-catalogs.

Mathematics of the Gods & the Algorithms of Men, The

  • $40.00  
  •  (retail price )
  • (quantity currently in stock: 1)
  • Mathematics of the Gods & the Algorithms of Men, The 
    Title: Mathematics of the Gods & the Algorithms of Men, The
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 03/03/2020
    Imprint: ALLEN LANE
    Price: $40.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Is mathematics a discovery or an invention? Have we invented numbers or do they truly exist? What sort of reality could we attribute to them?

    Mathematics has always been a way of understanding and ordering the world- from sacred ancient texts and pre-Socratic philosophers to twentieth-century logicians such as Russell and Frege and beyond.

    In this masterful, elegant book, mathematician and philosopher Paolo Zellini offers a brief cultural and intellectual history of mathematics, from ancient Greece to India to our contemporary obsession with algorithms, showing how mathematical thinking is inextricably linked with philosophical, existential and religious questions - and indeed with our cosmic understanding of the world.

    ISBN: 9780241312179
     *Titles in stock are generally despatched within 24 hours. Titles not in stock are obtained from their supplier, generally within 7-14 days; we'll notify you of any delays or price changes. We only charge your credit card for titles once they are in stock and ready for despatch.