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Author Gray, Jeremy, 1947-
Title Plato's ghost : the modernist transformation of mathematics / Jeremy Gray.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2008.
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 Main Collection  QA26 .G73 2008    AVAILABLE


Call # QA26 .G73 2008
Phys. Description viii, 515 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents Modernism and mathematics -- Before modernism -- Mathematical modernism arrives -- Modernism avowed -- Faces of mathematics -- Mathematics, language, and psychology -- After the war.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [473]-502) and index.
Summary Plato's Ghost examines the development of mathematics from 1880 to 1920 as a modernist transformation similar to those in art, literature, and music. --from publisher description
Subject Mathematics -- History -- 19th century.
Mathematics -- Philosophy.
Aesthetics, Modern -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780691136103 (alk. paper)
0691136106 (alk. paper)