Physical description 
1 online resource (x, 386 pages) 
Series 
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions

Notes 
Title from PDF title page (viewed on Aug. 13, 2014). 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index. 
Contents 
Frontmatter  Preface  Contents  Introduction  CHAPTER 1. From Myth to Mathematics to Knowledge  Chapter 2. How History of Science Differs from Other History  CHAPTER 3 Revolutions in Physics and Crises in Mathematics  Chapter 4. Aristotle's Physics and Today's Physics  CHAPTER 5 The Role of Mathematics in the Rise of Mechanics  Chapter 6. The Significance of Some Basic Mathematical Conceptions for Physics  Chapter 7. The Essence of Mathematics  CHAPTER 8 The Essence of Analysis  Part II. Biographical Sketches  Index. 
Summary 
The central theme of these essays is the nature and role of mathematics, its growth and spread, and its involvement with everwider areas of knowledge. The author attempts to determine the decisive and creative aspects of the abstractness" of mathematics which have made it the dominant intellectual force that it is. He frequently confronts the mathematics and physics of today with the mathematics and physics of the Greeks, which, however renowned, was not yet capable of this abstractness.Originally published in 1981.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest printondemand technology to again make available previously outofprint books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905. 
Other author 
JSTOR issuing body.

Subject 
Mathematics  History.


Science  History.


Electronic books. 

History. 
ISBN 
9781400852826 (electronic bk.) 

140085282X (electronic bk.) 

9781306988735 

130698873X 
