Indiscrete Thoughts (Google eBook)

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Springer, 2008 - Mathematics - 280 pages
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This book gives a glimpse into a world that has seldom been described - that of science and technology as seen through the eyes of a mathematician.
  

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Rota was my favorite professor. This is a collection of fairly random writings of his. There are short biographies of mathematicians that Rota knew, some writings on Phenomenology that are well beyond ... Read full review

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Contents

Fine Hall in its Golden Age
3
Light Shadows
21
Combinatorics Representation Theory
39
The Barrier of Meaning
55
The Lost Café
63
The Pernicious Influence of Mathematics Upon Philosophy
89
Philosophy and Computer Science
104
The Phenomenology of Mathematical Beauty
121
Fundierung as a Logical Concept
172
The Primacy of Identity
182
Three Senses of A is B in Heidegger
188
Ten Lessons I Wish I Had Been Taught
195
Ten Lessons for the Survival of a Mathematics Department
204
Book Reviews
235
End Notes
259
Epilogue by Fabrizio Palombi
265

The Phenomenology of Mathematical Proof
134
Syntax Semantics and the Problem of the Identity
151
The Barber of Seville or the Useless Precaution
158

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