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Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture
Uncle Petros is a family joke. An ageing recluse, he lives alone in a suburb of Athens, playing chess and tending to his garden. If you didn't know better, you'd surely think he was one of life's failures. But his young nephew suspects otherwise. For Uncle Petros, he discovers, was once a celebrated mathematician, brilliant and foolhardy enough to stake everything on solving a problem that had$10.59
Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession
A Novel of Mathematical Obsession
In this critically acclaimed international bestseller, Petros Papachristos, a mathematical prodigy, has devoted much of his life trying to prove one of the greatest mathematical challenges of all time: Goldbach's Conjecture, the deceptively simple claim that every even number greater than two is the sum of two primes. His feverish and singular pursuit of this goal has come to define his life. Now$41.99
The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative
Circles Disturbed brings together important thinkers in mathematics, history, and philosophy to explore the relationship between mathematics and narrative. The book's title recalls the last words of the great Greek mathematician Archimedes before he was slain by a Roman soldier--"Don't disturb my circles"--words that seem to refer to two radically different concerns: that of the practical person$3.99
Epistemology and Social Science
The essay "Epistemology and Social Science" was written by Professor Frithjof Bergmann in 1973. This remarkable work focuses on the question: Is a physics of social phenomena possible? As this work was never published before, Flow Zone Edition, in particular Thomas Staehelin, Katrin Steglich and Klaus Kampmann, are proud to publish this work of Frithjof Bergmann 40 years later in 2013.$116.09
Logic, Reasoning, and Rationality
Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning (Book #5)
This book contains a selection of the papers presented at the Logic, Reasoning and Rationality 2010 conference (LRR10) in Ghent. The conference aimed at stimulating the use of formal frameworks to explicate concrete cases of human reasoning, and conversely, to challenge scholars in formal studies by presenting them with interesting new cases of actual reasoning. According to the members of the$170.09
Foundational Theories of Classical and Constructive Mathematics
The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science (Book #76)
The book "Foundational Theories of Classical and Constructive Mathematics" is a book on the classical topic of foundations of mathematics. Its originality resides mainly in its treating at the same time foundations of classical and foundations of constructive mathematics. This confrontation of two kinds of foundations contributes to answering questions such as: Are foundations/foundational$161.09
Scientific Objectivity and Its Contexts
The first part of this book is of an epistemological nature and develops an original theory of scientific objectivity, understood in a weak sense (as intersubjective agreement among the specialists) and a strong sense (as having precise concrete referents). In both cases it relies upon the adoption of operational criteria designed within the particular perspective under which any single science$7.99
Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction
Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) is probably the most divisive philosopher of the twentieth century. Considered by some to be the greatest charlatan ever to claim the title of 'philosopher', by some as an apologist for Nazism, he was also an acknowledged leader and central figure to many philosophers. Michael Inwood's lucid introduction to Heidegger's thought focuses on his most important work, 'Being$9.99
Descartes' Devil: Three Meditations
In three beautifully wrought meditations on the import of René Descartes’ legacy from a poet’s perspective, Durs Grünbein presents us with a Descartes whom we haven’t met before: not the notorious perpetrator of the mind-body-dualism, the arch-villain of Rationalism but the inspired and courageous dreamer, explorer, and fabulist. Reading Descartes against the grain of the widely accepted view of