
Re: [HM] historiography of mathematics
Posted:
Sep 16, 2000 5:26 AM


Gordon Fisher wrote: > > This brings to my mind another popular research field of today, > that of socalled evolutionary psychology. I think I saw recently > a reference to a book which considered the rise of mathematics > from the standpoint of Darwiniantype evolution as applied to > human cognitive developments over the course of time. Can anyone > here identify this work for me, or other similar work?
It might have been "The Number Sense", by Stanislas Dehaene, Paperback  288 pages (4 March, 1999) Penguin Books; ISBN: 0140261346  which I recommend. There is also a recent book by Brian Butterworth, "The Mathematical Brain" which I have not read  there was previously some discussion of this latter on this list.
Tony

