Mathematics in Western Culture

Paperback | December 1, 1964

byMorris Kline

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This book gives a remarkably fine account of the influences mathematics has exerted on the development of philosophy, the physical sciences, religion, and the arts in Western life.

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This book gives a remarkably fine account of the influences mathematics has exerted on the development of philosophy, the physical sciences, religion, and the arts in Western life.

Morris Kline is Professor Emeritus at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 5.39 × 8.07 × 1.02 inPublished:December 1, 1964Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019500714X

ISBN - 13:9780195007145

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mathematics in Western Culture One of the two or three best books I've read in my life. I pick it up and read it for a few days, put it down and then come back to it a few weeks later or months or years later after the author's insights percolate around in my head for awhile. Like the title says, it's a book about culture and the surprising role of mathematics in European/North American development. If it's of any help, the reason I originally bought the book was because Isaac Asimov picked it as number one in his list of his ten favorite books for nonscientists. So there ! If you don't believe me, take his word for it. Every math teacher should have a copy.
Date published: 2003-02-10

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"Still the best textbook for the history and philosophy of mathematics for undergraduate liberal arts students. Especially good for the age of the Scientific Revulution."--Janet A. Fitzgerald, Molloy College, NY