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  1. W. S. Anglin (1996). Mathematics, a Concise History and Philosophy. Springer.score: 204.0
    This is a concise introductory textbook for a one semester course in the history and philosophy of mathematics. It is written for mathematics majors, philosophy students, history of science students and secondary school mathematics teachers. The only prerequisite is a solid command of pre-calculus mathematics. It is shorter than the standard textbooks in that area and thus more accessible to students who have trouble coping with vast amounts of reading. Furthermore, there are many detailed (...)
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  2. José Ferreirós Domínguez & Jeremy Gray (eds.) (2006). The Architecture of Modern Mathematics: Essays in History and Philosophy. Oxford University Press.score: 204.0
    This edited volume, aimed at both students and researchers in philosophy, mathematics and history of science, highlights leading developments in the overlapping areas of philosophy and the history of modern mathematics. It is a coherent, wide ranging account of how a number of topics in the philosophy of mathematics must be reconsidered in the light of the latest historical research and how a number of historical accounts can be deepened by embracing philosophical questions.
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  3. Bart Van Kerkhove (ed.) (2009). New Perspectives on Mathematical Practices: Essays in Philosophy and History of Mathematics. [REVIEW] World Scientific.score: 186.0
    This volume focuses on the importance of historical enquiry for the appreciation of philosophical problems concerning mathematics.
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  4. Roman Murawski (2010). Essays in the Philosophy and History of Logic and Mathematics. Rodopi.score: 180.0
  5. Anne Rooney (2013). The History of Mathematics. Rosen Pub..score: 180.0
     
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  6. Charalampos Toumasis (1993). Ideas and Processes in Mathematics: A Course on History and Philosophy of Mathematics. Studies in Philosophy and Education 12 (2-4):245-256.score: 168.0
  7. Roman Murawski (2011). Logos and Máthēma: Studies in the Philosophy of Mathematics and History of Logic. Peter Lang.score: 168.0
  8. John Mumma & Marco Panza (2012). Diagrams in Mathematics: History and Philosophy. Synthese 186 (1):1-5.score: 156.0
    Diagrams are ubiquitous in mathematics. From the most elementary class to the most advanced seminar, in both introductory textbooks and professional journals, diagrams are present, to introduce concepts, increase understanding, and prove results. They thus fulfill a variety of important roles in mathematical practice. Long overlooked by philosophers focused on foundational and ontological issues, these roles have come to receive attention in the past two decades, a trend in line with the growing philosophical interest in actual mathematical practice.
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  9. Simon B. Duffy (2013). Deleuze and the History of Mathematics: In Defense of the New. Bloomsbury.score: 156.0
    Gilles Deleuze’s engagements with mathematics, replete in his work, rely upon the construction of alternative lineages in the history of mathematics, which challenge some of the self imposed limits that regulate the canonical concepts of the discipline. For Deleuze, these challenges provide an opportunity to reconfigure particular philosophical problems – for example, the problem of individuation – and to develop new concepts in response to them. The highly original research presented in this book explores the mathematical construction (...)
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  10. Alonzo Church (1975). Review: E. R. Kiely, Mathematics, History Of. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 40 (4):597-598.score: 150.0
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  11. Michael Otte, Marco Panza & I. Grattan-Guinness (1998). Reviews: Mathematics and Logic-Analysis and Synthesis in Mathematics. History and Philosophy. [REVIEW] Annals of Science 55 (4):436-437.score: 150.0
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  12. Brendan Larvor (2008). What Can the Philosophy of Mathematics Learn From the History of Mathematics? Erkenntnis 68 (3):393 - 407.score: 144.0
    This article canvasses five senses in which one might introduce an historical element into the philosophy of mathematics: 1. The temporal dimension of logic; 2. Explanatory Appeal to Context rather than to General Principles; 3. Heraclitean Flux; 4. All history is the History of Thought; and 5. History is Non-Judgmental. It concludes by adapting Bernard Williams’ distinction between ‘history of philosophy’ and ‘history of ideas’ to argue that the philosophy of mathematics is unavoidably (...)
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  13. Douglas Jesseph (1990). Rigorous Proof and the History of Mathematics: Comments on Crowe. Synthese 83 (3):449 - 453.score: 144.0
    Duhem's portrayal of the history of mathematics as manifesting calm and regular development is traced to his conception of mathematical rigor as an essentially static concept. This account is undermined by citing controversies over rigorous demonstration from the eighteenth and twentieth centuries.
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  14. András Máté (2006). Árpád Szabó and Imre Lakatos, or the Relation Between History and Philosophy of Mathematics. Perspectives on Science 14 (3):282-301.score: 144.0
    The thirty year long friendship between Imre Lakatos and the classic scholar and historian of mathematics Árpád Szabó had a considerable influence on the ideas, scholarly career and personal life of both scholars. After recalling some relevant facts from their lives, this paper will investigate Szabó's works about the history of pre-Euclidean mathematics and its philosophy. We can find many similarities with Lakatos' philosophy of mathematics and science, both in the self-interpretation of early axiomatic Greek (...) as Szabó reconstructs it, and in the general overview Szabó provides us about the turn from the intuitive methods of Greek mathematicians to the strict axiomatic method of Euclid's Elements. As a conclusion, I will argue that the correct explanation of these similarities is that in their main works they developed ideas they had in common from the period of intimate intellectual contact in Hungarian academic life in the mid-twentieth century. In closing, I will recall some relevant features of this background that deserve further research. (shrink)
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  15. Michael Stolz (2002). The History of Applied Mathematics and the History of Society. Synthese 133 (1-2):43 - 57.score: 144.0
    Choosing the history of statistics and operations research as a casestudy, several ways of setting the development of 20th century applied mathematics into a social context are discussed. It is shown that there is ample common ground between these contextualizations and several recent research programs in general contemporary history. It is argued that a closer cooperation between general historians and historians of mathematics might further the integration of the internalist and externalist approaches within the historiography of (...)
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  16. Leonid Grinin, Peter Herrmann, Andrey Korotayev & Arno Tausch (eds.) (2010). History & Mathematics: Processes and Models of Global Dynamics.score: 144.0
    A more and more important role is played by new directions in historical research that study long-term dynamic processes and quantitative changes. This kind of history can hardly develop without the application of mathematical methods. The history is studied more and more as a system of various processes, within which one can detect waves and cycles of different lengths – from a few years to several centuries, or even millennia. This issue is the third collective monograph in the (...)
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  17. Davide Bondoni (2009). Book Reviews: Geraldine Brady, "From Peirce to Skolem. A Neglected Chapter in the History of Logic", Studies in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Vol. 4, Elsevier, 2000. Logic and Logical Philosophy 17 (4):353-357.score: 144.0
    Geraldine Brady, "From Peirce to Skolem. A Neglected Chapter in the History of Logic", Studies in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics, vol. 4, Elsevier (imprint: North-Holland), 2000, ISBN-13: 978-0444503343, ISBN-10: 0-444-50334-X, 625~pp.
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  18. I. Grattan-Guinness (ed.) (1994). Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences. Routledge.score: 144.0
    The Companion Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive work to cover all the principal lines and themes of the history and philosophy of mathematics from ancient times up to the twentieth century. In 176 articles contributed by 160 authors of 18 nationalities, the work describes and analyzes the variety of theories, proofs, techniques, and cultural and practical applications of mathematics. The work's aim is to recover our mathematical heritage and show the importance of mathematics today by treating (...)
     
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  19. S. G. Shanker (ed.) (2003). Routledge History of Philosophy Volume Ix: Philosophy of the English-Speaking World in the Twentieth Century 1: Science, Logic and Mathematics. Routledge.score: 144.0
    Volume 9 of the Routledge History of Philosophy surveys ten key topics in the philosophy of science, logic and mathematics in the twentieth century. Each of the essays is written by one of the world's leading experts in that field. Among the topics covered are the philosophy of logic, of mathematics and of Gottlob Frege; Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus ; a survey of logical positivism; the philosophy of physics and of science; probability theory, cybernetics and an essay on (...)
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  20. Eduard Glas (1989). Testing the Philosophy of Mathematics in the History of Mathematics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 20 (1):115-131.score: 132.0
    Recent philosophical accounts of mathematics increasingly focus on the quasi-Empirical rather than the formal aspects of the field, The praxis of how mathematics is done rather than the idealized logical structure and foundations of the theory. The ultimate test of any philosophy of mathematics, However idealized, Is its ability to account adequately for the factual development of the subject in real time. As a text case, The works and views of felix klein (1849-1925) were studied. Major advances (...)
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  21. Leo Corry (1993). Kuhnian Issues, Scientific Revolutions and the History of Mathematics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 24 (1):95-117.score: 126.0
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  22. Teun Koetsier (2011). Routes of Learning: Highways, Pathways and Byways in the History of Mathematics. History and Philosophy of Logic 31 (3):293-295.score: 126.0
  23. E. J. Lemmon (1967). Mathematics and Logic in History and Contemporary Thought. Journal of the History of Philosophy 5 (1):98-99.score: 126.0
  24. Daniel Sutherland (2003). Mathematics and Necessity: Essays in the History of Philosophy (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 41 (3):426-427.score: 126.0
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  25. Jordi Cat (2012). Into the 'Regions of Physical and Metaphysical Chaos': Maxwell's Scientific Metaphysics and Natural Philosophy of Action (Agency, Determinacy and Necessity From Theology, Moral Philosophy and History to Mathematics, Theory and Experiment). Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 43 (1):91-104.score: 126.0
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  26. Michael J. Crowe (1990). Duhem and History and Philosophy of Mathematics. Synthese 83 (3):431 - 447.score: 126.0
    The first part of this paper consists of an exposition of the views expressed by Pierre Duhem in his Aim and Structure of Physical Theory concerning the philosophy and historiography of mathematics. The second part provides a critique of these views, pointing to the conclusion that they are in need of reformulation. In the concluding third part, it is suggested that a number of the most important claims made by Duhem concerning physical theory, e.g., those relating to the Newtonian (...)
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  27. William Tait (2005). The Provenance of Pure Reason: Essays in the Philosophy of Mathematics and Its History. OUP USA.score: 126.0
    William Tait is one of the most distinguished philosophers of mathematics of the last fifty years. This volume collects his most important published philosophical papers from the 1980's to the present. The articles cover a wide range of issues in the foundations and philosophy of mathematics, including some on historical figures ranging from Plato to Gödel. Tait's main contributions were initially in proof theory and constructive mathematics, later moving on to more philosophical subjects including finitism and skepticism (...)
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  28. Andrew David Irvine (2014). Russell's Unknown Logicism: A Study in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics. History and Philosophy of Logic 35 (2):214-215.score: 126.0
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  29. Annette Vogt (1994). Symposium “History of Mathematics and Mathematics Teaching” Zum 60. Geburtstag von Jaroslav Folta, 2. Bis 4. April 1993 in BRD0/Bei Manetin (CSR). [REVIEW] NTM International Journal of History and Ethics of Natural Sciences, Technology and Medicine 2 (1):53-55.score: 126.0
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  30. James Steven Byrne (2006). A Humanist History of Mathematics? Regiomontanus's Padua Oration in Context. Journal of the History of Ideas 67 (1):41-61.score: 126.0
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  31. Tony Mann (forthcoming). The History of the History of Mathematics: Case Studies for the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Intellectual History Review:1-2.score: 126.0
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  32. Elena Ausejo & Mariano Hormigón (1999). The History of Mathematics in Spain. Ntm International Journal of History and Ethics of Natural Sciences, Technology & Medicine 7 (1):13-20.score: 126.0
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  33. I. Grattan-Guinness (2004). Decline, Then Recovery: An Overview of Activity in the History of Mathematics During the Twentieth Century. History of Science 42:279-312.score: 126.0
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  34. C. Smeenk (2005). David B. Malament, Editor, Reading Natural Philosophy: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science and Mathematics, Open Court, Chicago and La Salle, IL (2002) ISBN 0-8126-9506-2 (Pp. 424 US $ 42.95, Hardcover). [REVIEW] Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B 36 (1):194-199.score: 126.0
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  35. Martina Bečvářová (2004). Czech Project in History of Mathematics. Ntm International Journal of History and Ethics of Natural Sciences, Technology & Medicine 12 (1):40-48.score: 126.0
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  36. E. Robson (2003). Satisfaction, Subversion, and the Reluctant Reader: Some Thoughts on Writing Accessible History of Ancient Mathematics - Ancient Mathematics Serafina Cuomo; Routledge, London and New York, 2001, Pp. XII+290, Price £50.00 Hardback, ISBN 0-415-16495-8, £16.99 Paperback. [REVIEW] Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 34 (2):423-429.score: 126.0
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  37. J. W. Dauben (2008). W. TAIT, The Provenance of Pure Reason. Essays in the Philosophy of Mathematics and its History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. Ix Þ 332 Pp.£ 36.50. ISBN 0-19-514192-X. [REVIEW] History and Philosophy of Logic 183:193.score: 126.0
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  38. Ivor Grattan-Guinness (1990). Does the History of Science Treat of History of Science? The Case of Mathematics. History of Science 28 (80):149-173.score: 126.0
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  39. Barnouw Jeffrey (2003). FAUVEL John and Jan van Maanen (Eds): History in Mathematics. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 11 (3):547-549.score: 126.0
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  40. Clóvis Pereira Da Silva (1993). The Research Group of History of Mathematics at the Federal University of Paraná. NTM International Journal of History and Ethics of Natural Sciences, Technology and Medicine 1 (1):184-185.score: 126.0
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  41. Adrian Riskin (1994). On the Most Open Question in the History of Mathematics: A Discussion of Maddy. Philosophia Mathematica 2 (2):109-121.score: 122.0
    In this paper, I argue against Penelope Maddy's set-theoretic realism by arguing (1) that it is perfectly consistent with mathematical Platonism to deny that there is a fact of the matter concerning statements which are independent of the axioms of set theory, and that (2) denying this accords further that many contemporary Platonists assert that there is a fact of the matter because they are closet foundationalists, and that their brand of foundationalism is in radical conflict with actual mathematical practice.
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  42. Donald Gillies (2000). An Empiricist Philosophy of Mathematics and its Implications for the History of Mathematics. In. In Emily Grosholz & Herbert Breger (eds.), The Growth of Mathematical Knowledge. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 41--57.score: 122.0
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  43. José Ferreirós (2009). C.K. Raju. Cultural Foundations of Mathematics: The Nature of Mathematical Proof and the Transmission of the Calculus From India to Europe in the 16th C. Ce. History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization. [REVIEW] Philosophia Mathematica 17 (3):nkn028.score: 120.0
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  44. Charles Parsons (2009). William Tait. The Provenance of Pure Reason. Essays on the Philosophy of Mathematics and on its History. Philosophia Mathematica 17 (2):220-247.score: 120.0
  45. A. Urquhart (2013). Sébastien Gandon. Russell's Unknown Logicism: A Study in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. ISBN 978-0-230-57699-5. Pp. Xiv + 266. [REVIEW] Philosophia Mathematica 21 (3):399-402.score: 120.0
  46. William W. Tait (1993). Some Recent Essays in the History of the Philosophy of Mathematics: A Critical Review. [REVIEW] Synthese 96 (2):293 - 331.score: 120.0
  47. David Sedley (2000). Thinking with Diagrams R. Netz: The Shaping of Deduction in Greek Mathematics: A Study in Cognitive History . Pp. XVII + 327, Ills. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Cased, £40. Isbn: 0-521-62279-. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 50 (01):166-.score: 120.0
  48. Tuyoshi Mori (1978). The Social History of Mathematics in Modern Japan. Philosophia Mathematica (1):88-105.score: 120.0
  49. James R. Voelkel (1999). Charlotte Methuen, Kepler's Tiibingen: Stimulus to a Theological Mathematics [St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History] (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998) 292 Pp. £45.00 ISBN 1-85928-397-7. [REVIEW] Early Science and Medicine 4 (3):262-263.score: 120.0
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