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The Resource Borges and mathematics : lectures at Malba, Guillermo Martinez ; translated by Andrea G. Labinger

Borges and mathematics : lectures at Malba, Guillermo Martinez ; translated by Andrea G. Labinger

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Borges and mathematics : lectures at Malba
Title
Borges and mathematics
Title remainder
lectures at Malba
Statement of responsibility
Guillermo Martinez ; translated by Andrea G. Labinger
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Borges and Mathematics is a short book of essays that explores the scientific thinking of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986). Around half of the book consists of two "lectures" focused on mathematics. The rest of the book reflects on the relationship between literature, artistic creation, physics, and mathematics more generally. Written in a way that will be accessible even to those "who can only count to ten, " the book presents a bravura demonstration of the intricate links between the worlds of sciences and arts, and it is a thought provoking call to dialog for readers from both traditions. The author, Guillermo Martinez, is both a recognized writer, whose murder mystery The Oxford Murders has been translated into thirty-five languages, and a PhD in mathematics. Contents: Borges and Mathematics: First Lecture; Borges and Mathematics: Second Lecture; The Golem and Artificial Intelligence; The Short Story as Logical System; A Margin Too Narrow; Euclid, or the Aesthetics of Mathematical Reasoning; Solutions and Disillusions; The Pythagorean Twins; The Music of Chance (Interview with Gregory Chaikin); Literature and Rationality; Who's Afraid of the Big Bad One?; A Small, Small God; God's Sinkhole. This book was originally published in Spanish as Borges y la matematica (2003). It has been translated with generous support from the Latino Cultural Center at Purdue University"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
868/.6209
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7797.B635
LC item number
Z774513 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Borges and mathematics : lectures at Malba, Guillermo Martinez ; translated by Andrea G. Labinger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Borges and mathematics, first lecture -- Borges amd mathematics, second lecture -- The Golem and artificial intelligence -- The short story as logical system -- A margin too narrow -- Euclid, or, the aesthetics of mathematical reasoning -- Solutions and disillusionment -- The Pythagorean twins -- The music of chance -- Literature and rationality -- Who's afraid of the big bad one? -- A small, small god -- God's sinkhole
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 140 p.
Isbn
9781612492513
Isbn Type
(epdf)
Lccn
2012021218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn777628361
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn858207713
Label
Borges and mathematics : lectures at Malba, Guillermo Martinez ; translated by Andrea G. Labinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Borges and mathematics, first lecture -- Borges amd mathematics, second lecture -- The Golem and artificial intelligence -- The short story as logical system -- A margin too narrow -- Euclid, or, the aesthetics of mathematical reasoning -- Solutions and disillusionment -- The Pythagorean twins -- The music of chance -- Literature and rationality -- Who's afraid of the big bad one? -- A small, small god -- God's sinkhole
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 140 p.
Isbn
9781612492513
Isbn Type
(epdf)
Lccn
2012021218
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn777628361
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn858207713

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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