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History of mathematics and history of science reunited?

Gray, Jeremy (2011). History of mathematics and history of science reunited? Isis, 102(3) pp. 511–517.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/661625
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Abstract

For some years now, the history of modern mathematics and the history of modern science have developed independently. A step toward a reunification that would benefit both disciplines could come about through a revived appreciation of mathematical practice. Detailed studies of what mathematicians actually do, whether local or broadly based, have often led in recent work to examinations of the social, cultural, and national contexts, and more can be done. Another recent approach toward a historical understanding of the abstractness of modern mathematics has been to see it as a species of modernism, and this thesis will be tested by the raft of works on the history of modern applied mathematics currently under way.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 The History of Science Society
ISSN: 0021-1753
Keywords: history of modern mathematics; modernism
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Item ID: 30470
Depositing User: Jeremy Gray
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 10:25
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2012 09:55
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30470
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