Description 
xi, 140 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references.. 
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. 
Summary 
"Borges and Mathematics is a short book of essays that explores the scientific thinking of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (18991986). 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 thirtyfive 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" Provided by publisher. 
Subject 
Borges, Jorge Luis, 18991986  Knowledge  Mathematics.


Mathematics in literature.

ISBN 
9781557536327 (pbk.) 

1557536325 (pbk.) 

9781612492513 (epdf) 

1612492517 (epdf) 

9781612492520 (epub) 

1612492525 (epub) 
OCLC number 
777628361 
