2009

From Combinatorics to Philosophy

ISBN: 978-0-387-88752-4 (Print) 978-0-387-88753-1 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVII

  2. Gian-Carlo Rota, the Man

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-15

      Gianco, my Brother

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      Pages 17-21

      Remembering Gian-Carlo Rota

  3. Gian-Carlo Rota, the Mathematician

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 23-23

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      Pages 25-43

      A Glimpse of Vector Invariant Theory. The Points of View of Weyl, Rota, De Concini and Procesi, and Grosshans

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      Pages 45-59

      Partitions of a Finite Partially Ordered Set

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      Pages 61-90

      An Algebra of Pieces of Space — Hermann Grassmann to Gian Carlo Rota

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      Pages 91-130

      The Eleventh and Twelveth Problems of Rota’s Fubini Lectures: from Cumulants to Free Probability Theory

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      Pages 131-143

      Two Examples of Applied Universal Algebra

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      Pages 145-166

      On the Euler Characteristic of Finite Distributive Lattices

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      Pages 167-181

      Rota, Probability, Algebra and Logic

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      Pages 183-196

      A Symbolic Treatment of Abel Polynomials

  4. Gian-Carlo Rota, the Philosopher

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 197-197

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      Pages 199-209

      Ethics in Thought. Gian-Carlo Rota and Philosophy

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      Pages 211-228

      Indiscrete Variations on Gian-Carlo Rota’s Themes

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      Pages 229-240

      On the Courage Needed to Do Phenomenology. Rota and Analytic Philosophy

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      Pages 241-249

      Rota’s Philosophical Insights

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      Pages 251-260

      “A Minority View” Gian-Carlo Rota’s Phenomenological Realism