Descartes' Dream

Descartes' Dream

The World According to Mathematics

Book - 1986
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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: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986.
ISBN: 9780151252602
Branch Call Number: 510.1 D263
Characteristics: 321 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Hersh, Reuben 1927-


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