Collapse: Numerical Materialism (Paperback)

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By Robin MacKay (Contribution by), Alain Badiou (Contribution by), Gregory Chaitin (Contribution by)
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An investigation of the nature and philosophical uses of number.

The first volume of Collapse investigates the nature and philosophical uses of number. The volume includes an interview with Alain Badiou on the relation between philosophy, mathematics, and science, an in-depth interview with mathematician Matthew Watkins on the strange connections between physics and the distribution of prime numbers, and contributions that demonstrate the many ways in which number intersects with philosophical thought--from the mathematics of intensity to terrorism, from occultism to information theory, and graphical works of multiplicity.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780955308758
ISBN-10: 0955308755
Publisher: Urbanomic
Publication Date: September 15th, 2006
Pages: 280
Language: English