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The Resource Indiscrete Thoughts, by GianCarlo Rota ; edited by Fabrizio Palombi, (electronic resource)
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 Summary
 Indiscrete Thoughts gives a glimpse into a world that has seldom been described, that of science and technology as seen through the eyes of a mathematician. The era covered by this book, 1950 to 1990, was surely one of the golden ages of science as well as of the American university. Cherished myths are debunked along the way as GianCarlo Rota takes pleasure in portraying, warts and all, some of the great scientific personalities of the period —Stanislav Ulam (who, together with Edward Teller, signed the patent application for the hydrogen bomb), Solomon Lefschetz (Chairman in the 1950s of the Princeton mathematics department), William Feller (one of the founders of modern probability theory), Jack Schwartz (one of the founders of computer science), and many others. Rota is not afraid of controversy. Some readers may even consider these essays indiscreet. After the publication of the essay "The Pernicious Influence of Mathematics upon Philosophy" (reprinted six times in five languages) the author was blacklisted in analytical philosophy circles. Indiscrete Thoughts should become an instant classic and the subject of debate for decades to come. "Read Indiscrete Thoughts for its account of the way we were and what we have become; for its sensible advice and its exuberant rhetoric."The Mathematical Intelligencer "Learned, thoughtprovoking, politically incorrect, delighting in paradox, and likely to offend—but everywhere readable and entertaining."The American Mathematical Monthly "It is about mathematicians, the way they think, and the world in which they live. It is 260 pages of Rota calling it like he sees it... Readers are bound to find his observations amusing if not insightful. GianCarlo Rota has written the sort of book that few mathematicians could write. What will appeal immediately to anyone with an interest in research mathematics are the stories he tells about the practice of modern mathematics."MAA Reviews
 Language

 eng
 eng
 Edition
 1st ed. 1997.
 Extent
 1 online resource (302 p.)
 Note
 "Reprint of the 1997 edition"
 Contents

 Persons and Places
 Fine Hall in its Golden Age
 Light Shadows
 Combinatorics, Representation Theory and Invariant Theory
 The Barrier of Meaning
 Stan Ulam
 The Lost Café
 Philosophy
 The Pernicious Influence of Mathematics Upon Philosophy
 Philosophy and Computer Science
 The Phenomenology of Mathematical Truth
 The Phenomenology of Mathematical Beauty
 The Phenomenology of Mathematical Proof
 Syntax, Semantics, and the Problem of the Identity of Mathematical Items
 The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution
 Kant and Husserl
 Fundierung as a Logical Concept
 The Primacy of Identity
 Three Senses of “A is B” in Heidegger
 Indiscrete Thoughts
 Ten Lessons I wish I Had Been Taught
 Ten Lessons for the Survival of a Mathematics Department
 A Mathematician’s Gossip
 Book Reviews
 Isbn
 9781282509061
 Label
 Indiscrete Thoughts
 Title
 Indiscrete Thoughts
 Statement of responsibility
 by GianCarlo Rota ; edited by Fabrizio Palombi
 Language

 eng
 eng
 Summary
 Indiscrete Thoughts gives a glimpse into a world that has seldom been described, that of science and technology as seen through the eyes of a mathematician. The era covered by this book, 1950 to 1990, was surely one of the golden ages of science as well as of the American university. Cherished myths are debunked along the way as GianCarlo Rota takes pleasure in portraying, warts and all, some of the great scientific personalities of the period —Stanislav Ulam (who, together with Edward Teller, signed the patent application for the hydrogen bomb), Solomon Lefschetz (Chairman in the 1950s of the Princeton mathematics department), William Feller (one of the founders of modern probability theory), Jack Schwartz (one of the founders of computer science), and many others. Rota is not afraid of controversy. Some readers may even consider these essays indiscreet. After the publication of the essay "The Pernicious Influence of Mathematics upon Philosophy" (reprinted six times in five languages) the author was blacklisted in analytical philosophy circles. Indiscrete Thoughts should become an instant classic and the subject of debate for decades to come. "Read Indiscrete Thoughts for its account of the way we were and what we have become; for its sensible advice and its exuberant rhetoric."The Mathematical Intelligencer "Learned, thoughtprovoking, politically incorrect, delighting in paradox, and likely to offend—but everywhere readable and entertaining."The American Mathematical Monthly "It is about mathematicians, the way they think, and the world in which they live. It is 260 pages of Rota calling it like he sees it... Readers are bound to find his observations amusing if not insightful. GianCarlo Rota has written the sort of book that few mathematicians could write. What will appeal immediately to anyone with an interest in research mathematics are the stories he tells about the practice of modern mathematics."MAA Reviews
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 English
 LC call number
 QA2127
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
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 Palombi, Fabrizio.
 Series statement
 Modern Birkhäuser Classics,
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 Logic, Symbolic and mathematical
 Mathematics
 History of Mathematical Sciences
 Mathematical Logic and Foundations
 Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences
 Applications of Mathematics
 Mathematics, general
 Label
 Indiscrete Thoughts, by GianCarlo Rota ; edited by Fabrizio Palombi, (electronic resource)
 Note
 "Reprint of the 1997 edition"
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references p. ([259]264) and index
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 Persons and Places  Fine Hall in its Golden Age  Light Shadows  Combinatorics, Representation Theory and Invariant Theory  The Barrier of Meaning  Stan Ulam  The Lost Café  Philosophy  The Pernicious Influence of Mathematics Upon Philosophy  Philosophy and Computer Science  The Phenomenology of Mathematical Truth  The Phenomenology of Mathematical Beauty  The Phenomenology of Mathematical Proof  Syntax, Semantics, and the Problem of the Identity of Mathematical Items  The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution  Kant and Husserl  Fundierung as a Logical Concept  The Primacy of Identity  Three Senses of “A is B” in Heidegger  Indiscrete Thoughts  Ten Lessons I wish I Had Been Taught  Ten Lessons for the Survival of a Mathematics Department  A Mathematician’s Gossip  Book Reviews
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 unknown
 Edition
 1st ed. 1997.
 Extent
 1 online resource (302 p.)
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 9781282509061
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 Indiscrete Thoughts, by GianCarlo Rota ; edited by Fabrizio Palombi, (electronic resource)
 Note
 "Reprint of the 1997 edition"
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references p. ([259]264) and index
 Carrier category
 online resource
 Carrier category code

 cr
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Contents
 Persons and Places  Fine Hall in its Golden Age  Light Shadows  Combinatorics, Representation Theory and Invariant Theory  The Barrier of Meaning  Stan Ulam  The Lost Café  Philosophy  The Pernicious Influence of Mathematics Upon Philosophy  Philosophy and Computer Science  The Phenomenology of Mathematical Truth  The Phenomenology of Mathematical Beauty  The Phenomenology of Mathematical Proof  Syntax, Semantics, and the Problem of the Identity of Mathematical Items  The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution  Kant and Husserl  Fundierung as a Logical Concept  The Primacy of Identity  Three Senses of “A is B” in Heidegger  Indiscrete Thoughts  Ten Lessons I wish I Had Been Taught  Ten Lessons for the Survival of a Mathematics Department  A Mathematician’s Gossip  Book Reviews
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Edition
 1st ed. 1997.
 Extent
 1 online resource (302 p.)
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9781282509061
 Media category
 computer
 Media type code

 c
 Other control number
 10.1007/9780817647810
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