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Mathematics in Western Culture

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  61 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This book gives a remarkably fine account of the influences mathematics has exerted on the development of philosophy, the physical sciences, religion, and the arts in Western life.
Kindle Edition, 512 pages
Published December 31st 1964 by Oxford University Press (first published May 31st 1953)
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Matthew Hurley
Helpful, interesting, but not the most enjoyable presentation of the material. Kline wears his biases about intellectual history on his sleeve.
Nassos Kontonatsios
The influences mathematics has exerted on the development of philosophy, the physical sciences, religion, and the arts in Western life. One of the best books that I ever red...
A very well-written book. I started out reading this in preparation for taking Calculus. Having gone through Calc 2, I realize now I probably didn't have to read this in order to do well in class. But I am glad that I read this because it taught me so much about the history of mathematics and logic (in western culture, as the title denotes) as well as other cool principles and facts. A good read!
Hossein faqihy(faghihi)
این کتاب را از نمایشگاه امسال خریدم خیلی جذاب است برای کسانی که سال ها با ریاضیات زندگی کرده اند و تاریخ رشد علم را از جایی می خوانند که مردمانش هنوز به مفهومی چون صفر دست نیافته بودند.
قیمتش البته کمی بالاست 14000 تومان پشت جلد و از انتشارات دوست داشتنی علمی فرهنگی(فرانکلین سابق)

This books shows beautifully how mathematics did not develop in isolation, but grew out of contact with other fields, with the interaction and influence going both ways. A great read from beginning to end.
Jack Coleman
I like authors who can make sense out of Math since I was never any
good at it.Sorry can't remember much detail, I read it few years back.
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Morris Kline was a Professor of Mathematics, a writer on the history, philosophy, and teaching of mathematics, and also a popularizer of mathematical subjects.
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