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New and Published Books

  1. The Analysis of Linear Economic Systems

    Father Maurice Potron’s Pioneering Works

    Edited by Christian Bidard, Guido Erreygers

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    Maurice Potron (1872-1942), a French Jesuit mathematician, constructed and analyzed a highly original, but virtually unknown economic model. This book presents translated versions of all his economic writings, preceded by a long introduction which sketches his life and environment based on...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartes

    By Roshdi Rashed

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This book follows the development of classical mathematics and the relation between work done in the Arab and Islamic worlds and that undertaken by the likes of Descartes and Fermat. ‘Early modern,’ mathematics is a term widely used to refer to the mathematics which developed in the West during the...

    Published August 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Economics and the Price Index

    By S.N. Afriat, Carlo Milana

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The price index, a pervasive long established institution for economics, is a number issued by the Statistical Office that should tell anyone the ratio of costs of maintaining a given standard of living in two periods where prices differ. For a chain of three periods, the product of the ratios...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics

    Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun

    By Jiri Hudecek

    Series: Needham Research Institute Series

    Twentieth-century China has been caught between a desire to increase its wealth and power in line with other advanced nations, which, by implication, means copying their institutions, practices and values, whilst simultaneously seeking to preserve China’s independence and historically formed...

    Published June 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Paradoxes of the Infinite (Routledge Revivals)

    By Bernard Bolzano

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Paradoxes of the Infinite presents one of the most insightful, yet strangely unacknowledged, mathematical treatises of the 19th century: Dr Bernard Bolzano’s Paradoxien. This volume contains an adept translation of the work itself by Donald A. Steele S.J., and in addition an historical introduction...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Frege, Dedekind, and Peano on the Foundations of Arithmetic (Routledge Revivals)

    By Donald Gillies

    First published in 1982, this reissue contains a critical exposition of the views of Frege, Dedekind and Peano on the foundations of arithmetic. The last quarter of the 19th century witnessed a remarkable growth of interest in the foundations of arithmetic. This work analyses both the reasons for...

    Published October 14th 2012 by Routledge

  7. An Objective Theory of Probability (Routledge Revivals)

    By Donald Gillies

    This reissue of D. A. Gillies highly influential work, first published in 1973, is a philosophical theory of probability which seeks to develop von Mises’ views on the subject. In agreement with von Mises, the author regards probability theory as a mathematical science like mechanics or...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Towards Relational Sociology

    By Nick Crossley

    Series: International Library of Sociology

    Towards Relational Sociology argues that social worlds comprise networks of interaction and relations. Crossley asserts that relations are lived trajectories of iterated interaction, built up through a history of interaction, but also entailing anticipation of future interaction. In addition, he...

    Published February 5th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Properties, Powers and Structures

    Issues in the Metaphysics of Realism

    Edited by Alexander Bird, Brian Ellis, Howard Sankey

    Series: Routledge Studies in Metaphysics

    While the phrase "metaphysics of science" has been used from time to time, it has only recently begun to denote a specific research area where metaphysics meets philosophy of science—and the sciences themselves. The essays in this volume demonstrate that metaphysics of science is an innovative...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Goedel's Way

    Exploits into an undecidable world

    By Gregory Chaitin, Francisco A Doria, Newton C.A. da Costa

    Kurt Gödel (1906-1978) was an Austrian-American mathematician, who is best known for his incompleteness theorems. He was the greatest mathematical logician of the 20th century, with his contributions extending to Einstein’s general relativity, as he proved that Einstein’s theory allows for time...

    Published October 13th 2011 by CRC Press