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QA8.4.T79 2009
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TITLE: What is a number? : mathematical concepts and their origins / Robert Tubbs.
AUTHOR: Tubbs, Robert, 1954-
PUBLISHED: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
DESCRIPTION: x, 305 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-290) and index.
NOTES: Mysticism, number, and geometry : an introduction to Pythagoreanism -- The Elgin Marbles and Plato’s geometric chemistry -- An introduction to infinity -- The flat Earth and the spherical sky -- Theology, logic, and questions about angels -- Time, infinity, and incommensurability -- Medieval theories of vision and the discovery of space -- The shape of space and the fourth dimension -- What is a number? -- The dual nature of points and lines -- Modern mathematical infinity -- Elegance and truth.
SUBJECT: Mathematics --Philosophy.
SUBJECT: Logic, Symbolic and mathematical.
SUBJECT: Mathematics--History.

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