By S. Restivo
This is the 1st ebook through a sociologist dedicated solely to a common sociology of arithmetic. the writer offers examples of other methods of considering arithmetic sociologically. The survey of mathematical traditions covers old China, the Arabic-Islamic international, India, and Europe. Following the leads of classical social theorists resembling Emile Durkheim, Restivo develops the concept mathematical innovations and concepts are collective representations, and that it truly is mathematical groups that create arithmetic, now not person mathematicians. the consequences of the sociology of arithmetic, and particularly of natural arithmetic, for a sociology of brain also are explored. mostly, the author's aim is to discover, conjecture, recommend, and stimulate that allows you to introduce the sociological viewpoint on arithmetic, and to increase and deepen the nonetheless slim, shallow course that at the present time incorporates the sociology of arithmetic.
This ebook will curiosity experts within the philosophy, historical past, and sociology of arithmetic, people drawn to arithmetic schooling, scholars of technological know-how and society, and folks drawn to present advancements within the social and cultural research of technological know-how and arithmetic.