One, Two, Three: Absolutely Elementary Mathematics

One, Two, Three: Absolutely Elementary Mathematics by David Berlinski

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From the acclaimed author of A Tour of the Calculus and The Advent of the Algorithm, here is a riveting look at mathematics that reveals a hidden world in some of its most fundamental concepts. In his latest foray into mathematics, David Berlinski takes on the simplest questions that can be asked: What is a number? How do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division actually work? What are geometry and logic? As he delves into these subjects, he discovers and lucidly describes the beauty and complexity behind their seemingly simple exteriors, making clear how and why these mercurial, often slippery concepts are essential to who we are. Filled with illuminating historical anecdotes and asides on some of the most fascinating mathematicians through the ages, One, Two, Three is a captivating exploration of the foundation of mathematics: how it originated, who thought of it, and why it matters.

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David Berlinski is an American writer and scientist who opposes the theory of evolution. Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Science and Culture. Born in 1942 in New York into a Jewish family. His parents were refugees from France, from where they had to flee after the outbreak of World War II. Father - composer German Berlinski (1910-2001), mother - Sina Berlinski, music teacher. David received his Ph.D.

from Princeton University. Subsequently he was a postdoctoral fellow in molecular biology at Columbia University. Has taught philosophy, mathematics and English at Stanford, City University of New York and the University of Paris. Berlinski is the author of a number of popular science books on mathematics. He also experimented with fiction and published several detective novels. The greatest resonance was caused by Berlinski`s essay "The Deniable Darwin", which was published in 1996 and subsequently, along with other articles, formed the basis of the book of the same ...

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David Berlinski is an American writer and scientist who opposes the theory of evolution. Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Science and Culture. Born in 1942 in New York into a Jewish family. His parents were refugees from France, from where they had to flee after the outbreak of World War II. Father - composer German Berlinski (1910-2001), mother - Sina Berlinski, music teacher. David received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. Subsequently he was a postdoctoral fellow in molecular biology at Columbia University. Has taught philosophy, mathematics and English at Stanford, City University of New York and the University of Paris. Berlinski is the author of a number of popular science books on mathematics. He also experimented with fiction and published several detective novels. The greatest resonance was caused by Berlinski`s essay "The Deniable Darwin", which was published in 1996 and subsequently, along with other articles, formed the basis of the book of the same name. In this work, Berlinski criticizes the scientific consensus on the theory of evolution: according to the scientist, this concept has logical gaps in justification. In particular, Berlinski points to a sharp jump in biodiversity during the Cambrian explosion, the absence of the most important transitional forms, a small number of evolutionary processes in sharks, and other arguments. In addition, Berlinski is known for his harsh statements, which provoked controversy: in particular, he stated that Darwinism is "an insufficient, but necessary condition for the emergence of Nazism" .