book cover of Borges and Mathematics

Borges and Mathematics

A non fiction book by

Borges and Mathematics is a short book of essays that explores the scientific thinking of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986). 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 Martenez, is both a recognized writer, whose murder mystery The Oxford Murders has been translated into thirty-five 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 matemPtica (2003). It has been translated with generous support from the Latino Cultural Center at Purdue University.

Similar books by other authors

Used availability for Guillermo Martinez's Borges and Mathematics

Paperback Editions

October 2011 : USA Paperback

Title: Borges and Mathematics
Author(s): Guillermo Martinez
ISBN: 1-55753-632-5 / 978-1-55753-632-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA Kindle edition

Title: Borges and Mathematics
Author(s): Marte, Guillermo nez
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Availability: Amazon