A Revolution in Mathematics ? What Really Happened a Century Ago and Why It Matters Today

@inproceedings{Quinn2011ARI,
  title={A Revolution in Mathematics ? What Really Happened a Century Ago and Why It Matters Today},
  author={Frank D. Quinn},
  year={2011}
}
T he physical sciences all went through “revolutions”: wrenching transitions in which methods changed radically and became much more powerful. It is not widely realized, but there was a similar transition in mathematics between about 1890 and 1930. The first section briefly describes the changes that took place and why they qualify as a “revolution”, and the second describes turmoil and resistance to the changes at the time. The mathematical event was different from those in science, however… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-4 OF 4 REFERENCES

Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics, in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (E. Zalta, ed

  • Oystein Linnebo
  • http://plato.stanford
  • 2011
1 Excerpt

Plato’s Ghost: The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics

  • Jeremy Gray
  • 2008
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…