How Useful Is the Term ‘Modernism’ for Understanding the History of Early Twentieth-Century Mathematics?

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

Abstract

The present article is intended as a critical assessment of some basic assumptions underlying the analysis of modernism in mathematics in its relationship with the broader aspects of cultural modernism, especially in the period 1890–1930. It discusses the potential historiographical gains of approaching the history of mathematics in the periods under such a perspective and suggests that a fruitful analysis of the phenomenon of modernism in mathematics must focus not on the common features of mathematics and other contemporary cultural trends, but rather on the common historical processes that led to the dominant approaches in all fields.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchimedes
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages393-423
Number of pages31
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameArchimedes
Volume66
ISSN (Print)1385-0180
ISSN (Electronic)2215-0064

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'How Useful Is the Term ‘Modernism’ for Understanding the History of Early Twentieth-Century Mathematics?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this