Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty by Morris Kline

Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty

byMorris Kline

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This work stresses the illogical manner in which mathematics has developed, the question of applied mathematics as against 'pure' mathematics, and the challenges to the consistency of mathematics' logical structure that have occurred in the twentieth century.

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Morris Kline is Professor Emeritus at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.
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Title:Mathematics: The Loss of CertaintyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 5.31 × 7.99 × 0.79 inPublished:June 1, 1982Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195030850

ISBN - 13:9780195030853

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Most intelligent people today still believe that mathematics is a body of unshakable truths about the physical world and that mathematical reasoning is exact and infallible. Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty refutes that myth.