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Reuben Hersh (born 1927) is an American mathematician and academic, best known for his writings on the nature, practice, and social impact of mathematics. This work challenges and complements mainstream philosophy of mathematics.

After receiving a B.A. in English literature from Harvard University in 1946, Hersh spent a decade writing for Scientific American and working as a machinist. In 1962, he was awarded a Ph.D. in mathematics from New York University; his advisor was P.D. Lax. He has been affiliated with the University of New Mexico since 1964, where he is now professor emeritus.

Hersh has written a number of technical articles on partial differential equations, probability, random evolutions, and linear operator equations. He is the (co)author of four articles in Scientific American, and 12 articles in the Mathematical Intelligencer.

Hersh is best known as the coauthor (with Philip J. Davis) of The Mathematical Experience, which won the National Book Award in 1983. He also sympathizes with the perspectives on mathematics of Imre Lakatos and Where Mathematics Comes From.

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Total Books: 18
Peter Lax Mathematician An Illustrated Memoir
2014 - Peter Lax Mathematician an Illustrated Memoir (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781470417086
ISBN-10: 1470417081
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science & Math
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Experiencing Mathematics What Do We Do When We Do Mathematics
2014 - Experiencing Mathematics What Do We Do When We Do Mathematics (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780821894200
ISBN-10: 082189420X
Genre: Science & Math
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The Mathematical Experience Study Edition
2011 - The Mathematical Experience Study Edition [Modern Birkhuser Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780817682941
ISBN-10: 0817682945
Genres: Reference, Science & Math, Education & Teaching
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Loving and Hating Mathematics Challenging the Myths of Mathematical Life
2010 - Loving and Hating Mathematics Challenging the Myths of Mathematical Life (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780691142470
ISBN-10: 0691142475
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Descartes' Dream The World According to Mathematics
2005 - Descartes' Dream the World According to Mathematics [Dover Science Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780486442525
ISBN-10: 0486442527
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The Companion Guide to the Mathematical Experience Study Edition
What Is Mathematics Really
1999 - What Is Mathematics Really (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195130874
ISBN-10: 0195130871
Genre: Science & Math
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The Mathematical Experience
1999 - The Mathematical Experience (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780395929681
ISBN-10: 0395929687
Genre: Science & Math
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What is Mathematics Really
1998 - What Is Mathematics Really (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099748311
ISBN-10: 0099748312
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What Is Mathematics Really
1997 - What Is Mathematics Really (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780224044172
ISBN-10: 0224044176
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What Is Mathematics Really
1997 - What Is Mathematics Really (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195113686
ISBN-10: 0195113683
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math
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The Mathematical Experience Study Edition
1995 - The Mathematical Experience Study Edition (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780817637392
ISBN-10: 0817637397
Genre: Science & Math
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Descartes' Dream The World According to Mathematics
1987 - Descartes' Dream the World According to Mathematics (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780395431542
ISBN-10: 0395431549
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L'Univers mathmatique
1986 - L'univers Mathmatique (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9782040155889
ISBN-10: 2040155880
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Descartes' Dream The World According to Mathematics
Descartes Dream the World According to M
Descartes Dream the World According to M (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780710811370
ISBN-10: 0710811373
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The Mathematical Experience
The Mathematical Experience (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783764337391
ISBN-10: 3764337397
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