Borges and Mathematics by Martê,Guillermo nez,Andrea Labinger

By Martê,Guillermo nez,Andrea Labinger

Borges and arithmetic is a brief e-book of essays that explores the clinical taking into consideration the Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986). round half the booklet contains –lectures— excited by arithmetic. the remainder of the ebook displays at the dating among literature, inventive production, physics, and arithmetic extra often. Written in a manner that may be obtainable even to these –who can purely count number to ten,— the publication offers a bravura demonstration of the complex hyperlinks among the worlds of sciences and humanities, and it's a thought-provoking name to conversation for readers from either traditions. the writer, Guillermo Martênez, is either a well-known author, whose homicide secret The Oxford Murders has been translated into thirty-five languages, and a PhD in mathematics.

Contents: Borges and arithmetic: First Lecture; Borges and arithmetic: moment Lecture; The Golem and synthetic Intelligence; the quick tale as Logical method; A Margin Too slender; Euclid, or the Aesthetics of Mathematical Reasoning; options and Disillusions; The Pythagorean Twins; The track of likelihood (Interview with Gregory Chaikin); Literature and Rationality; Who”s frightened of the massive undesirable One?; A Small, Small God; God”s Sinkhole.

This publication was once initially released in Spanish as Borges y los angeles matemÞtica (2003). it's been translated with beneficiant aid from the Latino Cultural middle at Purdue University.

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