Now browsing in: HISTORY General history The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men

The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men

by Zellini, Paolo hardback, 240 pages
Publication date:
Penguin Books Ltd 

(0.00 points)
Rate and/or review
Orderable - Estimated shipping in 1-3 weeks -
HUF 9,410
- 10 %

HUF 8,470
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.

A History of My Times

by: Xenophon

Details nearly fifty turbulent years of warfare in Greece between 411 and 362 BC. Presenting the story of the Peloponnesian War at the point where Thucydides finished his magisterial history, this title chronicles the conflicts that ultimately led...

HUF 5,450
- 10 %

HUF 4,905 in stock
Add to Basket OR Click& Collect