Article ID: CBB001220011

History of Mathematics and History of Science Reunited? (2011)


Gray, Jeremy (Author)

Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Volume: 102
Pages: 511--517

Publication Date: 2011
Edition Details: Part of a special section: “The History of Science and the History of Mathematics”
Language: English

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.


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Authors & Contributors
Raina, Dhruv
Gerdes, Paulus
Kieldsen, Tinne Hoff
Sonne-Hansen, Lise Mariane
Pedersen, Stig Andur
Qu, Anjing
Indian Journal of History of Science
Llull: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Técnicas
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
History of Science
Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology
Journal of Dialectics of Nature
University Press of Southern Denmark
Princeton University Press
History of science, as a discipline
Mathematics and its relationship to science
East Asia, civilization and culture
Galilei, Galileo
Biot, Jean-Baptiste
Li, Yan
Qian, Baocong
Wentsün, Wu
Peacock, George
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
Early modern
20th century, early
21st century
East Asia

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