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Author Palombi, Fabrizio, 1965-
Title La stella e lʼintero English
The star and the whole : Gian-Carlo Rota on mathematics and phenomenology / Fabrizio Palombi ; translated by Giacomo Donis
Imprint Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2011
book jacket
 Mathematics Library  QA29.R68 P3513 2003    AVAILABLE    30340200532459
Descript xiv, 124 p. ; 23 cm
Note "Published with the contribution of the Faculty of Letters and Philosoophy of the University of Calabria."
"Gian-Carlo Rota (1932-1999), a leading figure in contemporary mathematics, was one of the few scientists of the past century who was capable of coupling scientific research with philosophical reflection. He made fundamental contributions to combinatorial analysis, and trained several generations of mathematicians in his long teaching and research career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Rota's philosophical works, inspired by phenomenology, seek to comprehend and overcome the fracture between the analytic tradition and continental philosophy while tackling problems relative to the transcendental structure of science. This book is the first study that examines Rota's philosophical reflection in the light of Husserl's notion of Fundierung, technological conquest, and the debate that has characterized the connection between science and mathematics in the second half of the century. By its particular position at the border between various spheres and disciplines, the work presented here ranges from contemporary philosophy, epistemology, psychology, and mathematics to scientific questions in general"-- Provided by publisher
"An A.K. Peters book."
Includes bibliographical references (p. [97]-120) and index
Subject Rota, Gian-Carlo, 1932-1999
Mathematics -- Philosophy
MATHEMATICS / Recreations & Games. bisacsh
MATHEMATICS / Combinatorics. bisacsh
SCIENCE / Astrophysics & Space Science. bisacsh
Rota, Gian-Carlo, 1932-1999. fast (OCoLC)fst00031222
Mathematics -- Philosophy. fast (OCoLC)fst01012213
Phenomenology. fast (OCoLC)fst01060522
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