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Where mathematics comes from : how the embodied mind brings mathematics into being

Author: George Lakoff; Rafael E Núñez
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When you think about it, it seems obvious: The only mathematical ideas that human beings can have are ideas that the human brain allows. We know a lot about what human ideas are like from research in Cognitive Science. Most ideas are unconscious, and that is no less true of the mathematical ones. Abstract ideas, for the most part, arise via conceptual metaphor-a mechanism for projecting embodied (that is,
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Lakoff, George.
Where mathematics comes from.
New York, NY : Basic Books, ©2000
(OCoLC)645894055
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Lakoff; Rafael E Núñez
ISBN: 0465037704 9780465037704 0465037712 9780465037711
OCLC Number: 44045671
Description: xvii, 492 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The embodiment of basic arithmetic --
Algebra, logic, and sets --
The embodiment of infinity --
Banning space and motion : the discretization program that shaped modern mathematics --
Le trou normand : A classic paradox of infinity --
Implications for the philosophy of mathematics --
A case study of the cognitive structure of classical mathematics.
Responsibility: George Lakoff, Rafael E. Núñez.

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Renowned linguist George Lakoff pairs with psychologist Rafael Nunez in the first book to provide a serious study of the cognitive science of mathematical ideas.  Read more...
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