The Argument of Mathematics

Author: Andrew Aberdein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400765344
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Philosophy

Written by experts in the field, this volume presents a comprehensive investigation into the relationship between argumentation theory and the philosophy of mathematical practice. Argumentation theory studies reasoning and argument, and especially those aspects not addressed, or not addressed well, by formal deduction. The philosophy of mathematical practice diverges from mainstream philosophy of mathematics in the emphasis it places on what the majority of working mathematicians actually do, rather than on mathematical foundations. The book begins by first challenging the assumption that there is no role for informal logic in mathematics. Next, it details the usefulness of argumentation theory in the understanding of mathematical practice, offering an impressively diverse set of examples, covering the history of mathematics, mathematics education and, perhaps surprisingly, formal proof verification. From there, the book demonstrates that mathematics also offers a valuable testbed for argumentation theory. Coverage concludes by defending attention to mathematical argumentation as the basis for new perspectives on the philosophy of mathematics. ​

Opera in Seventeenth Century Venice

Author: Ellen Rosand
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520254268
Release Date: 2007-10-09
Genre: History

"In this elegantly constructed study of the early decades of public opera, the conflicts and cooperation of poets, composers, managers, designers, and singers—producing the art form that was soon to sweep the world and that has been dominant ever since—are revealed in their first freshness."—Andrew Porter "This will be a standard work on the subject of the rise of Venetian opera for decades. Rosand has provided a decisive contribution to the reshaping of the entire subject. . . . She offers a profoundly new view of baroque opera based on a solid documentary and historical-critical foundation. The treatment of the artistic self-consciousness and professional activities of the librettists, impresarios, singers, and composers is exemplary, as is the examination of their reciprocal relations. This work will have a positive effect not only on studies of 17th-century, but on the history of opera in general."—Lorenzo Bianconi

The Book in the Islamic World

Author: George Nicholas Atiyeh
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791424731
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

This book explores Muslims' conception of themselves as "the people of the book" and explains the multifaceted meanings of this concept. Published jointly with the Library of Congress, it is an illustrated history of the book and the written word in the Islamic world.

The Complete Rhyming Dictionary

Author: Clement Wood
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 0780765575
Release Date: 1992-03-01
Genre: Reference

This authoritative, comprehensive handbook contains virtually all the rhyming words possible in the English language and is a must for anyoe who works with words. Updated to meet the needs of today's wordsmiths, this reference work is easy to use.

Development of Economic Analysis

Author: Ingrid H. Rima
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134570607
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This is the sixth edition of a textbook that has been instrumental in introducing a generation of students to the history of economic thought. It charts the development of economics from its establishment as an analytical discipline in the eighteenth century through to the late twentieth century. The book discusses the work of, amongst others: Ricardo, Malthus, Marx, Walras, Marshall and Keynes as well as the institutionalists, the Chicago School and the emergence of econometrics. This edition has been fully revised and updated and includes: * chronologies of the key dates in the development of economics * extracts from original texts * an examination of how the study of the history of economic thought impinges upon modern thinking.

The Communist International and US Communism 1919 1929

Author: Jacob Zumoff
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004268890
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Genre: Political Science

This book examines the development of the Communist Party in the United States in its first decade, from 1919 to 1929. It argues that the Communist International played an important role in the early part of this decade in forcing the party to "Americanise". By the late 1920s, however, the Comintern, reflecting the Stalinistation of the Soviet Union, intervened into the American party to ensure the Stalinisation of American Communism.

Alien Interview

Author: Lawrence R. Spencer
ISBN: 9780615204604
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Fiction

The content of this book is the letter, Top Secret interview transcripts and personal notes received from the late Matilda O'Donnell MacElroy, an Army Air Force nurse who stationed at the Roswell Army Air Field 509th Bomb Group.Her letter asserts that this material is based on a series of interviews she conducted with an extraterrestrial being as part of her official duty as a nurse in the U.S. Army Air Force. During July and August she interviewed a saucer pilot who crashed near Roswell, New Mexico on July 8th, 1947. The being identitied itself as an officer, pilot and engineer of The Domain Expeditionary Force, a race of beings who are using the asteroid belt in our solar system as a intergalactic base of operations.