Unity in Major Themes: Convergence vs. Arbitrariness in the Development of Mathematics

Bernhelm Booss-Bavnbek, Philip J. Davis

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Abstract

We describe and explain the desire, common among mathematicians, both for unity and independence in its major themes. In the dialogue that follows, we express our spontaneous and considered judgment and reservations; by contrasting the development of mathematics as a goal-driven process as opposed to one that often seems to possess considerable arbitrariness.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdatoapr. 2012
Antal sider9
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2012
BegivenhedXI. Österreichesches symposion zur geschichte der mathematik: DER BLICK AUFS GANZE – gibt es große Linien in der Entwicklung der Mathematik? - Miesenbach, Niederösterreich, Østrig
Varighed: 22 apr. 201228 apr. 2012
http://wissenschaftsgeschichte.ac.at/files/tagungen/math11de.htm

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KonferenceXI. Österreichesches symposion zur geschichte der mathematik
LandØstrig
ByMiesenbach, Niederösterreich
Periode22/04/201228/04/2012
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Booss-Bavnbek, B., & Davis, P. J. (2012). Unity in Major Themes: Convergence vs. Arbitrariness in the Development of Mathematics. Afhandling præsenteret på XI. Österreichesches symposion zur geschichte der mathematik, Miesenbach, Niederösterreich, Østrig. https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1204/1204.5143.pdf