HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of…
Loading...

Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery (original 1976; edition 1976)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
211255,323 (4.21)3
Member:brunellus
Title:Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery
Authors:
Info:Cambridge University Press (1976), Paperback, 186 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:philosophy

Work details

Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery by Imre Lakatos (1976)

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 3 mentions

German (1)  Danish (1)  All languages (2)
Showing 2 of 2
Glimrende bog om den levende proces udviklingen af matematiske begreber er.
Kan varmt anbefales. ( )
  bnielsen | Nov 14, 2008 |
Für mich eines der drei Hauptwerke der Wissenschaftstheorie neben "Wider den Methodenzwang" und "Entstehung und Entwicklung einer wissenschaftlichen Tatsache". ( )
  hasko | Mar 6, 2007 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0521290384, Paperback)

Proofs and Refutations is essential reading for all those interested in the methodology, the philosophy and the history of mathematics. Much of the book takes the form of a discussion between a teacher and his students. They propose various solutions to some mathematical problems and investigate the strengths and weaknesses of these solutions. Their discussion (which mirrors certain real developments in the history of mathematics) raises some philosophical problems and some problems about the nature of mathematical discovery or creativity. Imre Lakatos is concerned throughout to combat the classical picture of mathematical development as a steady accumulation of established truths. He shows that mathematics grows instead through a richer, more dramatic process of the successive improvement of creative hypotheses by attempts to 'prove' them and by criticism of these attempts: the logic of proofs and refutations.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:31:14 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
14 wanted

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.21)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5 1
4 11
4.5
5 8

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 91,648,231 books! | Top bar: Always visible