Discrete Thoughts

Essays on Mathematics, Science, and Philosophy

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ISBN: 978-0-8176-3636-4 (Print) 978-0-8176-4775-9 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Discrete Thoughts

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      Pages 1-3

      Discrete Thoughts

  3. I

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-5

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      Pages 7-18

      Mathematics: Tensions

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      Pages 19-25

      The Pernicious Influence of Mathematics on Science

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      Pages 27-36

      Statistics

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      Pages 37-48

      Statistics and Its History

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      Pages 49-62

      Combinatorics

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      Pages 63-76

      Computer Science

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      Pages 77-103

      Mathematics: Trends

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      Pages 105-116

      The Future of Computer Science

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      Pages 117-149

      Economics, Mathematical and Empirical

  4. II

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 151-151

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      Pages 153-155

      Complicating Mathematics

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      Pages 157-161

      Mathematics and Its History

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      Pages 163-166

      Academic Responsibility

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      Pages 167-173

      Husserl and the Reform of Logic

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      Pages 175-181

      Husserl

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      Pages 183-190

      Artificial Intelligence

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      Pages 191-193

      Computing and Its History

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      Pages 195-206

      Will Computers Replace Humans?

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      Pages 207-230

      Computer-Aided Instruction

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      Pages 231-234

      Misreading the History of Mathematics

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