## Descartes' Dream: The World According to MathematicsRationalist philosopher and mathematician 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. |

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User Review - Not Available - Book VerdictDifferent in approach from the authors' well received The Mathematical Experience , which concentrated on developing a philosophy of mathematics, this eclectic collection of essays examines the ... Read full review

### Contents

Descartes Dream | 3 |

Where the Dream Stands Today | 9 |

Are We Drowning in Digits? | 15 |

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Descartes' Dream: The World According to Mathematics Philip J. Davis,Reuben Hersh Limited preview - 2005 |

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