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Mathematics in Western Culture

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  74 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Reveals the important contributions of mathematics to the physical and social sciences, philosophy, religion, literature, and art.
Paperback, 512 pages
Published January 1st 1965 by Oxford University Press, USA (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.
C.J.
Dec 10, 2012 C.J. rated it really liked it
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!
Seth
Feb 07, 2010 Seth rated it it was amazing

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.
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)
Jack Coleman
Mar 07, 2011 Jack Coleman rated it liked it
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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