Maths plays an important part in our everyday lives – even if we don’t realise it. But is maths invented or discovered? Well that’s where our journey begins, as the team of authors – led by John Polkinghorne – discuss some of the most fundamental questions in mathematics. With each chapter – and following discussion – written by a different author, the book remains fresh and the reader is offered a multitude of opinions and insights, while raising further questions.
Aimed at mathematicians, mathematical physicists and maths philosophers Meaning in Mathematics explores a subject many of us take for granted, filling a gap between popular ‘wonder of mathematics’ books and the technical writings of philosophers. However, it remains accessible and enjoyable, even for the lay reader.
Meaning in Mathematics, John Polkinghorne, Oxford University Press, May 2011, £18.99
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