Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Math Cognition

  • Marcel Danesi

Part of the Mathematics in Mind book series (MATHMIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Marcel Danesi
    Pages 141-153
  3. Vitaly Kiryushchenko
    Pages 155-169
  4. Louis H. Kauffman
    Pages 171-193
  5. Walter Whiteley
    Pages 247-263
  6. Marcel Danesi
    Pages 333-344

About this book


This is an anthology of contemporary studies from various disciplinary perspectives written by some of the world's most renowned experts in each of the areas of mathematics, neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, semiotics, education, and more. Its purpose is not to add merely to the accumulation of studies, but to show that math cognition is best approached from various disciplinary angles, with the goal of broadening the general understanding of mathematical cognition through the different theoretical threads that can be woven into an overall understanding.

This volume will be of interest to mathematicians, cognitive scientists, educators of mathematics, philosophers of mathematics, semioticians, psychologists, linguists, anthropologists, and all other kinds of scholars who are interested in the nature, origin, and development of mathematical cognition. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marcel Danesi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TorontoCognitive Science Network, Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical SciencesTorontoCanada

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