Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty (Galaxy Books)

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Refuting the accepted belief that mathematics is exact and infallible, the author examines the development of conflicting concepts of mathematics and their implications for the physical, applied, social, and computer sciences

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Most intelligent people today still believe that mathematics is a body of unshakable truths about the physical world and that mathematical reasoning is exact and infallible. Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty refutes that myth.

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Morris Kline is Professor Emeritus at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.

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