The World According to MathematicsBook - 1986
Rationalist philosopher and mathematician Rene Descartes visualized a world unified by mathematics, in which all intellectual issues could be resolved rationally by local computation. This series of provocative essays takes a modern look at the seventeenth-century thinker's dream, examining the physical and intellectual influences of mathematics on society, particularly in light of technological advances.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1986.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 510.1 D
Characteristics: xvii, 321 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.