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Where Mathematics Come From

How The Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics Into Being

Trade Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780465037711

Price: $29.99 / $37.99 (CAD)

ON SALE: August 16th 2001

Genre: Nonfiction / Mathematics / History & Philosophy


This book is about mathematical ideas, about what mathematics means-and why. Abstract ideas, for the most part, arise via conceptual metaphor-metaphorical ideas projecting from the way we function in the everyday physical world. Where Mathematics Comes From argues that conceptual metaphor plays a central role in mathematical ideas within the cognitive unconscious-from arithmetic and algebra to sets and logic to infinity in all of its forms.

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