Where Mathematics Comes from: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics into Being (Paperback)
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Short Description for Where Mathematics Comes from Renowned linguist George Lakoff pairs with psychologist Rafael Nunez in the first book to provide a serious study of the cognitive science of mathematical ideas.
- Published: 16 August 2001
- Format: Paperback 512 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780465037711 ISBN 10: 0465037712
- Sales rank: 126,797
Full description for Where Mathematics Comes from
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.