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By Guillermo Martinez

Borges and Mathematics is a brief e-book of essays that explores the clinical considering the Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986). round half the booklet involves “lectures” involved in arithmetic. the remainder of the ebook displays at the courting among literature, creative construction, physics, and arithmetic extra normally. Written in a fashion that might be obtainable even to these “who can merely count number to ten,” the e-book offers a bravura demonstration of the complicated hyperlinks among the worlds of sciences and humanities, and it's a thought-provoking name to conversation for readers from either traditions. the writer, Guillermo Martínez, is either a well-known author, whose homicide secret The Oxford Murders has been translated into thirty-five languages, and a PhD in mathematics.

Contents: Borges and arithmetic: First Lecture; Borges and arithmetic: moment Lecture; The Golem and synthetic Intelligence; the fast tale as Logical method; A Margin Too slim; Euclid, or the Aesthetics of Mathematical Reasoning; options and Disillusions; The Pythagorean Twins; The song of likelihood (Interview with Gregory Chaikin); Literature and Rationality; Who’s frightened of the massive undesirable One?; A Small, Small God; God’s Sinkhole.

This e-book used to be initially released in Spanish as Borges y l. a. matemática (2003). it's been translated with beneficiant aid from the Latino Cultural middle at Purdue University.
  Key issues: ·       offers advanced mathematical and literary techniques in a manner that's available to non-specialists. ·       Promotes conversation among readers from either humanist and clinical traditions. ·       Expands realizing of the Argentine author, Jorge Luis Borges, together with providing a few never-before-translated paintings.

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