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            The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

            The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Parker, Matt

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            Discover more than 85 of the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and proofs ever devised, and the great minds behind them, with this original, graphic-led book. Applying the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics to ch...art the development of maths through history, the book explores and explains subjects that range from ancient mathematical ideas and inventions, such as prehistoric tally bones and Sumerian multiplication tables, through to the developments in mathematics during medieval and Renaissance Europe, to the rise of game and group theory more recently Tracing maths through the scientific revolution to its 21st-century use in computers, the internet, and AI, The Maths Book uses an innovative graphic-led approach to make the subject accessible to everyone.
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            ISBN 9780241350362
            Released AU 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Big Ideas
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            Maths on the Back of an Envelope: Clever Ways to (Roughly) Calculate Anything

            Maths on the Back of an Envelope: Clever Ways to (Roughly) Calculate Anything (Hardback)

            By Eastaway, Rob

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            Does that statistic make sense? How much will this round of drinks come to? And what are the chances of winning the lottery? Twice? Learn how to do complex maths with nothing but the back of an envelope, a pencil and some good old-fashioned brain power.

            ISBN 9780008324582
            Released AU 2 Sep 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty

            Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stewart, Professor Ian

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            Uncertainty is everywhere. It lurks in every consideration of the future - the weather, the economy, the sex of an unborn child - even quantities we think that we know such as populations or the transit of the planets contain the possibility of error. It's no wonder that, through...out that history, we have attempted to produce rigidly defined areas of uncertainty - we prefer the surprise party to the surprise asteroid. We began our quest to make certain an uncertain world by reading omens in livers, tea leaves, and the stars. However, over the centuries, driven by curiosity, competition, and a desire be better gamblers, pioneering mathematicians and scientists began to reduce wild uncertainties to tame distributions of probability and statistical inferences. But, even as unknown unknowns became known unknowns, our pessimism made us believe that some problems were unsolvable and our intuition misled us. Worse, as we realized how omnipresent and varied uncertainty is, we encountered chaos, quantum mechanics, and the limitations of our predictive power. Bestselling author Professor Ian Stewart explores the history and mathematics of uncertainty. Touching on gambling, probability, statistics, financial and weather forecasts, censuses, medical studies, chaos, quantum physics, and climate, he makes one thing clear: a reasonable probability is the only certainty.
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            ISBN 9781788162289
            Released AU 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Aspect Perception after Wittgenstein: Seeing-As and Novelty
             

            Aspect Perception after Wittgenstein: Seeing-As and Novelty (Hardback)

            Edited by Beaney, Michael; Harrington, Brendan; Shaw, Dominic

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            Seeing-as and Novelty brings together new essays that consider Wittgenstein's treatment of the phenomenon of aspect perception in relation to the broader idea of conceptual novelty; that is, the acquisition or creation of new concepts, and the application of an acquired understan...ding in unfamiliar or novel situations. Over the last twenty years, aspect perception has received increasing philosophical attention, largely related to applying Wittgenstein's remarks on the phenomena of seeing-as, found in Part II of Philosophical Investigations (1953), to issues within philosophical aesthetics. Seeing-as, however, has come to occupy a broader conceptual category, particularly in philosophy of mind and philosophical psychology. The essays in this volume examine the exegetical issues arising within Wittgenstein studies, while also considering the broader utility and implications of the phenomenon of seeing-as in the fields of aesthetics, philosophical psychology, and philosophy of mathematics, with a thematic focus on questions of novelty and creativity. The collection constitutes a fruitful interpretative engagement with the later Wittgenstein, as well as a unique contribution to considerations of philosophical methodology.
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            ISBN 9781138840393
            Released AU 1 Oct 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy
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            Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartes
             

            Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartes (Hardback)

            By Rashed, Roshdi

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            This book follows the development of classical mathematics and the relation between work done in the Arab and Islamic worlds and that undertaken by the likes of Descartes and Fermat.

            ISBN 9780415833882
            Released AU 11 Aug 2014
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Series Culture and Civilization in the Middle East
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            Conceptual Change and the Philosophy of Science: Alternative Interpretations of the A Priori
             

            Conceptual Change and the Philosophy of Science: Alternative Interpretations of the A Priori (Hardback)

            By Stump, David J.

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            In this book, David Stump traces alternative conceptions of the a priori in the philosophy of science and defends a unique position in the current debates over conceptual change and the constitutive elements in science. Stump emphasizes the unique epistemological status of the co...nstitutive elements of scientific theories, constitutive elements being the necessary preconditions that must be assumed in order to conduct a particular scientific inquiry. These constitutive elements, such as logic, mathematics, and even some fundamental laws of nature, were once taken to be a priori knowledge but can change, thus leading to a dynamic or relative a priori. Stump critically examines developments in thinking about constitutive elements in science as a priori knowledge, from Kant's fixed and absolute a priori to Quine's holistic empiricism. By examining the relationship between conceptual change and the epistemological status of constitutive elements in science, Stump puts forward an argument that scientific revolutions can be explained and relativism can be avoided without resorting to universals or absolutes.
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            ISBN 9781138890138
            Released AU 20 May 2015
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Series Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science
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            Fuzzy Logic and Mathematics: A Historical Perspective
             

            Fuzzy Logic and Mathematics: A Historical Perspective (Hardback)

            By Belohlavek, Radim; Dauben, Joseph Warren; Klir, George J.

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            The main part of the book is a comprehensive overview of the development of fuzzy logic and its applications in various areas of human affair since its genesis in the mid 1960s. This overview is then employed for assessing the significance of fuzzy logic and mathematics based on ...fuzzy logic.
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            ISBN 9780190200015
            Released AU 8 Jun 2017
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Reflections on the Liar
             

            Reflections on the Liar (Hardback)

            Edited by Armour-Garb, Bradley

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            There are a number of people who do great work in philosophy who have said very little about the Liar paradox. The purpose of this volume is to afford those philosophers the opportunity to address what might be described as reflections on the Liar.

            ISBN 9780199896042
            Released AU 14 Sep 2017
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Science without Numbers
             

            Science without Numbers (Hardback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Field, Hartry

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            Science Without Numbers caused a stir in 1980, with its bold nominalist approach to the philosophy of mathematics and science. It has been unavailable for twenty years and is now reissued in a revised edition with a substantial new preface presenting the author's current views an...d responses to the issues raised in subsequent debate.
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            ISBN 9780198777915
            Released AU 10 Nov 2016
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Cognition, Content, and the A Priori: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind and Knowledge

            Cognition, Content, and the A Priori: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind and Knowledge (Hardback)

            By Hanna, Robert

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            Robert Hanna works out a unified contemporary Kantian theory of rational human cognition and knowledge, which develops new lines of thought in philosophy of perception. Along the way, he provides original accounts of intentionality, sense perception and perceptual knowledge, the ...analytic-synthetic distinction, the nature of logic, and the a priori.
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            ISBN 9780198716297
            Released AU 15 Oct 2015
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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