Pi in the sky : counting, thinking, and being, John D. Barrow
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 counting, thinking, and being
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 John D. Barrow
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 Includes bibliographical references (p. [298]310) and index
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 1. From mystery to history. A mystery within an enigma. Illusions of certainty. The secret society. Noneuclideanism. Logics  To Be or Not To Be. The Rashomon effect. The analogy that never breaks down? Tinkling symbols. Thinking about thinking  2. The Counter Culture. By the pricking of my thumbs. The bare bones of history. Creation or evolution. The ordinals versus the cardinals. Counting without counting. Fingers and toes. Baser methods. Counting with base 2. The neo2 system of counting. Counting in fives. What's so special about sixty? The spread of the decimal system. The dance of the seven veils. Ritual geometry. The placevalue system and the invention of zero. A final accounting  3. With form but void. Numerology. The very opposite. Hilbert's scheme. Kurt Godel. More surprises. Thinking by numbers. Bourbachique mathematique. Arithmetic in chaos. Science friction. Mathematicians off form  4. The mothers of inventionism. Mind from matter. Shadowlands. Trapdoor functions. Mathematical creation. Marxist mathematics. Complexity and simplicity. Maths as psychology. Preestablished mental harmony? Selfdiscovery  5. Intuitionism: the immaculate construction. Mathematicians from outer space. Ramanujan. Intuitionism and threevalued logic. A very peculiar practice. A closer look at Brouwer. What is 'intuition'? The tragedy of Cantor and Kronecker. Cantor and infinity. The comedy of Hilbert and Brouwer. The FourColour Conjecture. Transhuman mathematics. Newage mathematics. Paradigms. Computability, compressibility, and utility  6. Platonic heavens above and within. The growth of abstraction. Footsteps through Plato's footnotes. The platonic world of mathematics. Far away and long ago. The presence of the past. The unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics. Difficulties with platonic relationships. Seance or science? Revel without a cause. A computer ontological argument. A speculative anthropic interpretation of mathematics. Maths and mysticism. Supernatural numbers?
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 24 cm.
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 ix, 317 p.
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 9780198539568
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 92020217
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