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Where Mathematics Come From

Where Mathematics Come From

How The Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics Into Being

This book is about mathematical ideas, about what mathematics means-and why. Abstract ideas, for the most part, arise via conceptual metaphor-metaphorical ideas projecting from the way we function in the everyday physical world. Where Mathematics Comes From argues that conceptual metaphor plays a central role in mathematical ideas within the cognitive unconscious-from arithmetic and algebra to sets and logic to infinity in all of its forms.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Mathematics / History & Philosophy

On Sale: August 16th 2001

Price: $29.99 / $37.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 512

ISBN-13: 9780465037711

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