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Collection of the most interesting recent writings on the philosophy of mathematics written by highly respected researchers from philosophy, mathematics, physics, and chemistry
Interdisciplinary book that will be useful in several fields—with a crossdisciplinary subject area, and contributions from researchers of various disciplines
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
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Table of contents (18 chapters)

Front Matter
About this book
Reviews
From the reviews:
"This is not a book about foundations or formal logic. It is … about the philosophy of mathematics, but perhaps more about the human practice of mathematics. … This is a terrific collection of essays. … all of the essays give us new insight into that curious thing we do when we do mathematics." (William J. Satzer, MathDL, January, 2006)
"The current book is destined to become a classic as well for numerous reasons which will soon become transparent. … Reuben Hersh is to be commended for orchestrating this masterful collection of essays from distinguished individuals … . I predict that this book will become a classic for the coming generations of mathematics philosophers as well as for mathematics educators interested in changing dominant conceptions of what is mathematics, finally!" (Bharath Sriraman, Zentralblatt für Didaktik der Mathematik, Vol. 38 (4), 2006)
"Editor Reuben Hersh has orchestrated a highly provocative book, particularly for mathematicians, but also for anyone interested in the philosophy and practice of mathematics. … This is a very appealing collection of essays. … I highly recommend this book to those wondering how math is carried out, both mathematicians and laymen. I also recommend it to educators interested in changing the dominant view of math and how to do math." (Hector Zenil, Computing Reviews, January, 2008)
Editors and Affiliations

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
Reuben Hersh
About the editor
REUBEN HERSH is professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He is the recipient (with Martin Davis) of the Chauvenet Prize and (with Edgar Lorch) the Ford Prize. Hersh is the author (with Philip J. Davis) of The Mathematical Experience and Descartes' Dream, which won the National Book Award in l983, and What is Mathematics, Really?
Bibliographic Information
Book Title: 18 Unconventional Essays on the Nature of Mathematics
Editors: Reuben Hersh
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/0387298312
Publisher: Springer New York, NY
eBook Packages: Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
Copyright Information: SpringerVerlag New York 2006
Softcover ISBN: 9780387257174Published: 16 September 2005
eBook ISBN: 9780387298313Published: 16 January 2006
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXII, 326
Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations