Mathematics, ideas and the physical real
 Responsibility
 Albert Lautman ; translated by Simon B. Duffy.
 Uniform Title
 Mathématiques, les idées et le réel physique. English
 Language
 English.
 Edition
 English language ed.
 Imprint
 London ; New York : Continuum, 2011.
 Physical description
 xlii, 310 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Lautman, Albert, 19081944.
 Contributor
 Duffy, Simon B.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]295) and index.
 Contents

 Translator's Note Acknowledgements 1. Introduction Jacques Lautman 2. Bibliography of secondary material on the work of Albert Lautman 3. Albert Lautman and the Creative Dialectic of Modern Mathematics Fernando Zalamea 4. Preface to the 1977 Edition Jean Dieudonne 5. Considerations on Mathematical Logic 6. Mathematics and Reality 7. International Congress of the Philosophy of the Sciences 8. On the Reality Inherent to Mathematical Theories 9. The Axiomatic and the Method of Division 10. Essay on the Unity of the Mathematical Sciences in their Current Development 11. Essay on the Notions of Structure and Existence in Mathematics 12. New Research on the Dialectical Structure of Mathematics 13. Letter to Mathematician Maurice Frechet 14. Symmetry and Dissymmetry in Mathematics and in Physics Bibliography Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 This is the first English collection of the work of Albert Lautman, a major figure in philosophy of mathematics and a key influence on Badiou and Deleuze. Albert Lautman (19081944) was a French philosopher of mathematics whose work played a crucial role in the history of contemporary French philosophy. His ideas have had an enormous influence on key contemporary thinkers including Gilles Deleuze and Alain Badiou, for whom he is a major touchstone in the development of their own engagements with mathematics. "Mathematics, Ideas and the Physical Real" presents the first English translation of Lautman's published works between 1933 and his death in 1944. Rather than being preoccupied with the relation of mathematics to logic or with the problems of foundation, which have dominated philosophical reflection on mathematics, Lautman undertakes to develop an understanding of the broader structure of mathematics and its evolution. The two powerful ideas that are constants throughout his work, and which have dominated subsequent developments in mathematics, are the concept of mathematical structure and the idea of the essential unity underlying the apparent multiplicity of mathematical disciplines. This collection of his major writings offers readers a muchneeded insight into his influence on the development of mathematics and philosophy.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Mathematics > Philosophy.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2011
 Note
 "Originally published in French as Les Mathématiques, les idées et le réel physique. Librairie Philosophique, J. VRIN, 2006"T.p. verso.
 ISBN
 9781441146564 (hbk.)
 1441146563 (hbk.)
 9781441123442 (pbk.)
 144112344X (pbk.)