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Plato's Ghost: The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics


In Plato's Ghost, he has ... present[ed] us with an ambitious and in many respects remarkable synthesis of the modern transformation of mathematics via structural and set-theoretic notions, together not only with its logic and philosophy but also with related developments in artificial languages and psychology... I can certainly recommend Plato's Ghost highly as a rich resource and point of departure for readers who want to learn more about this exciting period in the development of modern mathematics. -- Solomon Feferman American Scientist This accessible, rigorous volume belongs in every serious library. -- J. McCleary Choice In a book aimed at the educated public, the author presents an impressive amount of data--both of the kind mathematicians with some awareness of the history of their subject may be aware of, and of an entirely different kind, coming from the outskirts of mathematics, from philosophy, from physics, or from the popularization of mathematics, which will likely be new even to historians of mathematics. -- Victor V Pambuccian Mathematical

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