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Where mathematics comes from : how the embodied mind brings mathematics into being

By: Lakoff, George Nunez, Rafael

0465037712 / 9780465037711
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26/07/2001
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24 cm xvii, 493 p. : ill.
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Renowned linguist George Lakoff pairs with psychologist Rafael Nuez in the first book to provide a serious study of the cognitive science of mathematical ideas..

This book is about mathematical ideas, about what mathematics means-and why.

Abstract ideas, for the most part, arise via conceptual metaphor-metaphorical ideas projecting from the way we function in the everyday physical world.

Where Mathematics Comes From argues that conceptual metaphor plays a central role in mathematical ideas within the cognitive unconscious-from arithmetic and algebra to sets and logic to infinity in all of its forms.

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