Mathematics has stood as a bridge between the Humanities and the Sciences since the days of classical antiquity. For Plato, mathematics was evidence of Being in the midst of Becoming, garden variety evidence apparent even to small children and the unphilosophical, and therefore of the highest educational significance. In the great central similes of The Republic it is the touchstone ofintelligibility for discourse, and in the Timaeus it provides in an oddly literal sense the framework of nature, insuring the intelligibility ...

The Growth of Mathematical Knowledge 2010, Springer, Dordrecht

ISBN-13: 9789048153916


The Growth of Mathematical Knowledge 2000, Springer, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780792361510

2000 edition