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Mathematics in a Postmodern Age: A Christian Perspective [Paperback]

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Pages   408
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.12" Width: 6.09" Height: 1.06"
Weight:   1.33 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 3, 2005
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  0802849105  
EAN  9780802849106  

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The discipline of mathematics has not been spared the sweeping critique of postmodernism. Is mathematical theory true for all time, or are mathematical constructs in fact fallible? This fascinating book examines the tensions that have arisen between modern and postmodern views of mathematics, explores alternative theories of mathematical truth, explains why the issues are important, and shows how a Christian perspective makes a difference. Contributors: W. James Bradley William Dembski Russell W. Howell Calvin Jongsma David Klanderman Christopher Menzel Glen VanBrummelen Scott VanderStoep Michael Veatch Paul Zwier

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As in science, so in philosophy.  Aug 28, 2007
In much the same way that revivalists and radicals are trying to set the clock back in scientific investigation they've done, in this book, the same with the philosophy of mathematics. While the subject is often a contentious one among the mathematicians who do not view it with utter contempt, there have been emerging trends in pinpointing the nature of mathematical inquiry, describing its origins, commenting on its consistency, and explaining the strange amenability that reality seems to have to mathematical description.

Because of the rigorous examination of empirical philosophy in the twentieth century, the old rationalist link between existence and ideal description passed away. This had implications for the nature of mathematics as well, and the only viable solution is to view mathematics as a convention -- a formal axiomatization of the intuitive abstractions we've come to create through our every day experience. This is not, in any way, a postmodern view, or a license for relativism or sloppy mathematics. It's simply a statement of fact -- we have constructed our mathematics to match our understanding of the world, with the generalizations coming from the axiomatization of that mathematics.

This is particularly ironic because this book, which makes so much of its tilt at the postmodernist windmill, has a repugnant essay by William Dembski in which he utterly botches a pragmatic interpretation of mathematics, deforming it until it becomes an arbitrary construct free of rules and axioms and formalities that he can shape to support any consequence he likes. Mathematical meaning, says Dembski, is not granted by a formal system, but by our need for something to be mathematically meaningful. I wonder what he thinks of freshman's exponentiation? It's hardly any wonder he does so poorly in the mathematical community.

This book is not a reaction to postmodernism, since the view that mathematics is a social construction is not a postmodernist one, but one which reconciles the philosophy of mathematics with the seeming comprehensibility of the world. It is, instead, a reaction by proxy to empiricism and science. It is a reaction to the notion that it is reality, and not our own simple musing and self-delusion, that has the final say in things.
Mathematics is the language of measurement.  May 26, 2007
Mathematics has been with us from the earliest cognition to the present day. As Stephan Krashen put it: "Mathematics is the language of measurement". It is a language woven within languages. It exists for measurement alone. There is no need to put it in a singular cultural perspective: it exists as a culmination of all human cultures. Further, mathematics is like a blender: if you don't need it, don't use it. For a reasonably thorough and unbias treatise on the history of mathematics, see A History of Mathematics: An Introduction (2nd Edition) by Victor Katz, ISBN 0321016181.
muddled  Jul 26, 2006
Axiomatics and superstition make a bilious mix.
The book has an extremely narrow ideological focus
pandering to the hardcore religious right. Another
sad attempt to set the clock back.
An Historic Look at Mathematics  Nov 27, 2003
This is a weighty volume and is not light reading; yet, it is worth forging through to see where mathematical perspective has been and where it is going in relationship to world views. Especially interesting are the essays on how the post-modern, relativistic world views mathematical truths. The collection of authors who contributed to the book is impressive, especially considering their diverse educational and theological backgrounds.

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