Apostolos DoxiadisBarry MazurMarch 18, 2012

Princeton University Press A book unlike any other, *Circles Disturbed* delves into topics such as the way in which historical and biographical narratives shape our understanding of mathematics and mathematicians, the development of "myths of origins" in mathematics, the structure and importance of mathematical dreams, the role of storytelling in the formation of mathematical intuitions, the ways mathematics helps us organize the way we think about narrative structure, and much more.

In addition to the editors, the contributors are Amir Alexander, David Corfield, Peter Galison, Timothy Gowers, Michael Harris, David Herman, Federica La Nave, G.E.R. Lloyd, Uri Margolin, Colin McLarty, Jan Christoph Meister, Arkady Plotnitsky, and Bernard Teissier.

**Apostolos Doxiadis** is a writer whose books include *Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture and Logicomix.*

**Barry Mazur** is the Gerhard Gade University Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University. His books include *Imagining Numbers* and *Arithmetic Moduli of Elliptic Curves* (Princeton).

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Princeton University Press

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Mar 18, 2012

Pages

552

ISBN

9781400842681

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English

Genres

Mathematics / History & Philosophy

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