The Language of Mathematics : Telling Mathematical Tales Paperback / softback
by Bill Barton
Part of the Mathematics Education Library series
The book emerges from several contemporary concerns in mathematics, language, and mathematics education.
However, the book takes a different stance with respect to language by combining discussion of linguistics and mathematics using examples from each to illustrate the other.
The picture that emerges is of a subject that is much more contingent, much more relative, much more subject to human experience than is usually accepted.
Another way of expressing this, is that the thesis of the book takes the idea of mathematics as a human creation, and, using the evidence from language, comes to more radical conclusions than most writers allow.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 186 pages, 12 Illustrations, black and white; X, 186 p. 12 illus.
- Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Publication Date: 01/02/2009
- Category: Philosophy of mathematics
- ISBN: 9780387929378