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Intellectual Trespassing As a Way of Life : Essays in Philosophy, Economics, and Mathematics :  Essays in Philosophy, Economics, and Mathematics - David Ellerman

Intellectual Trespassing As a Way of Life : Essays in Philosophy, Economics, and Mathematics

Essays in Philosophy, Economics, and Mathematics

Paperback Published: 1994
ISBN: 9780847679324
Number Of Pages: 248

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Dramatic changes or revolutions in a field of science are often made by outsiders or 'trespassers,' who are not limited by the established, 'expert' approaches. Each essay in this diverse collection shows the fruits of intellectual trespassing and poaching among fields such as economics, Kantian ethics, Platonic philosophy, category theory, double-entry accounting, arbitrage, algebraic logic, series-parallel duality, and financial arithmetic.

...extremely interesting...very successful attempt to present to a wide public some ideas of mathematics that are normally reserved for specialists.--Gian-Carlo Rota, professor of applied mathematics and philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Introduction: Intellectual Trespassing as a Way of Lifep. 1
Trespassing against the Happy Consciousness of Orthodox Economicsp. 27
Myth and Metaphor in Orthodox Economicsp. 49
The Libertarian Case for Slaveryp. 69
The Kantian Person/Thing Principle in Political Economyp. 87
Are Marginal Products Created ex Nihilo?p. 103
Double-Entry Bookkeeping: Mathematical Formulation and Generalizationp. 127
The Semantics Differentiation of Minds and Machinesp. 139
Category Theory as the Theory of Concrete Universalsp. 155
Keiretsu, Proportional Representation, and Input-Output Theoryp. 175
Finding the Markets in the Math: Arbitrage and Optimization Theoryp. 191
Valuation Rings: A Better Algebraic Treatment of Boolean Algebrasp. 221
Parallel Addition, Series-Parallel Duality, and Financial Mathematicsp. 237
Indexp. 269
About the Authorp. 273
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ISBN: 9780847679324
ISBN-10: 0847679322
Series: Worldly Philosophy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.43