Where Mathematics Come from: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics Into Being

Where Mathematics Come from: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics Into Being

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Author/Contributor(s): Lakoff, George ; Nunez, Rafael E
Publisher: Basic Books
Date: 08/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
This book is about mathematical ideas, about what mathematics means-and why. Abstract ideas, for the most part, arise via conceptual metaphor-metaphorical ideas projecting from the way we function in the everyday physical world. Where Mathematics Comes From argues that conceptual metaphor plays a central role in mathematical ideas within the cognitive unconscious-from arithmetic and algebra to sets and logic to infinity in all of its forms.