Mathematics

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The Parthenon and Liberal Education

Discusses the importance of the early history of Greek mathematics to education and civic life through a study of the Parthenon and dialogues of Plato.

The Metaphysics of the Pythagorean Theorem

Explores Thales’s speculative philosophy through a study of geometrical diagrams.

Inventing the Mathematician

Considers how our ideas about mathematics shape our individual and cultural relationship to the field.

Beyond Banneker

An in-depth look at the lives, experiences, and professional careers of Black mathematicians in the United States.

Briefings on Existence

Explores the link between mathematics and ontology.

What Number Is God?

This book uses modern mathematical metaphors to better understand religion and philosophy.

In Measure, Number, and Weight

Jens Hoyrup, recognized as the leading authority in social studies of pre-modern mathematics, here provides a social study of the changing mode of mathematical thought through history. His "anthropology" ...

Multivariate Exploratory Data Analysis

In an exciting return to the roots of factor analysis, Allen Yates reviews its early history to clarify original objectives created by its discoverers and early developers. He then shows how computers ...