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Grosholz, Emily 1950-

Overview
Works: 64 works in 196 publications in 2 languages and 6,676 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, 958, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PS3557.R567, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Emily Grosholz
The legacy of Simone de Beauvoir by Emily Grosholz( )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of new essays treats the historical, philosophical, and literary dimensions of Simone de Beauvoir's thought, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of her most influential book, The Second Sex. A team of distinguished philosophers and literary critics locate her work in the intellectual and political upheavals that marked Paris in the 1930s and 1940s; analyze her philosophical links to 17th century rationalism, and to Kant, Hegel, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Simone Weil, and Heidegger; and study the connections between her philosophical and literary writings. Above all, the collection tackles the relationship between theory and concrete situation with fresh insight and renewed urgency
Representation and productive ambiguity in mathematics and the sciences by Emily Grosholz( )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emily Grosholz offers an investigation of demonstration in mathematics and science, examining how it works and why it is persuasive. She presents a range of case studies in mechanics, topology, algebra, logic, and chemistry, from ancient Greece to the present day, but focusing primarily on the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. She argues that reductive methods are effective not because they diminish but because they multiply and juxtapose modes of representation." "By taking a close look at the way results are presented on the page in mathematical (and biological, chemical, and mechanical) texts, she shows that when two or more traditions combine in the service of problem solving, notations and diagrams are subtly altered, multiplied and juxtaposed, and surrounded by prose in natural language which explains the novel combination." "Grosholz's arguments, which invoke Descartes, Locke, Hume, and Kant will be of interest to philosophers and historians of mathematics and science, and also have consequences for epistemology and philosophy of language."--Jacket
Telling the barn swallow : poets on the poetry of Maxine Kumin( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite a distinguished resume that includes a Pulitzer Prize and appointments as consultant to the Library of Congress, Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and New Hampshire Poet Laureate, Maxine Kumin and her work remain relatively unexamined by contemporary critics. This collection fills that gap through analyses by her fellow poets of topics like Kumin's diction and prosody, her literary forebears, and characteristic thematic patterns. Also included are poems, some first published here, to or about Maxine Kumin
Cartesian method and the problem of reduction by Emily Grosholz( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines in detail the impact, negative and positive, of Descartes's method on his scientific and philosophical enterprises, exemplified by the 'Geometry', 'Principles', 'Treatise of Man', and 'Meditations'
W.E.B. Du Bois on race and culture : philosophy, politics, and poetics by Bernard W Bell( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the most profound and influential African-American intellectuals of the twentieth century. This volume addresses the complexities of Du Bois' legacy, showing how his work gets to the heart of today's theorizing about the color line
The river painter by Emily Grosholz( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shores and headlands by Emily Grosholz( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growth of mathematical knowledge( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, inspired by Hilbert, Wittgenstein, Cavailles, and Lakatos, is designed to reconfigure contemporary philosophy of mathematics by making the growth of knowledge rather than its foundations central to the study of mathematical rationality, and by analyzing the notion of growth in historical as well as logical terms. Not a mere compendium of opinions, it is organized in dialogical form, with each philosophical thesis answered by one or more historical case studies designed to support, complicate, or question it." "Audience: Essential reading for students and scholars concerned with the history and philosophy of mathematics and the formal science."--Jacket
Eden by Emily Grosholz( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty lyric, narrative, and epistolary poems that trace a pilgrimage from the Eden of childhood through alienation and loss to an earthly paradise regained as the poet establishes her own family and new sense of the purposes of her art
Starry reckoning : reference and analysis in mathematics and cosmology by Emily Grosholz( )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and German and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book deals with a topic that has been largely neglected by philosophers of science to date: the ability to refer and analyze in tandem. On the basis of a set of philosophical case studies involving both problems in number theory and issues concerning time and cosmology from the era of Galileo, Newton and Leibniz up through the present day, the author argues that scientific knowledge is a combination of accurate reference and analytical interpretation. In order to think well, we must be able to refer successfully, so that we can show publicly and clearly what we are talking about. And we must be able to analyze well, that is, to discover productive and explanatory conditions of intelligibility for the things we are thinking about. The book's central claim is that the kinds of representations that make successful reference possible and those that make successful analysis possible are not the same, so that significant scientific and mathematical work typically proceeds by means of a heterogeneous discourse that juxtaposes and often superimposes a variety of kinds of representation, including formal and natural languages as well as more iconic modes. It demonstrates the virtues and necessity of heterogeneity in historically central reasoning, thus filling an important gap in the literature and fostering a new, timely discussion on the epistemology of science and mathematics." --Back cover
The abacus of years by Emily Grosholz( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning and end of the snow : followed by Where the arrow falls = Début et fin de la neige ; suivi de Là où retombe la flèche by Yves Bonnefoy( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book of poems,combines two meditations in which the poet's thoughts and a landscape reflect each other. In the first, the wintry New England landscape he encountered while teaching at Williams College evokes the dance of atoms in the philosophical poem of Lucretius as well as the Christian doctrine of death and resurrection. In the second, he uses the luminous woods of Haute Provence as the setting for a parable of losing one's way
Great circles : the transits of mathematics and poetry by Emily Grosholz( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the interaction of poetry and mathematics by looking at analogies that link them. The form that distinguishes poetry from prose has mathematical structure (lifting language above the flow of time), as do the thoughtful ways in which poets bring the infinite into relation with the finite. The history of mathematics exhibits a dramatic narrative inspired by a kind of troping, as metaphor opens, metonymy and synecdoche elaborate, and irony closes off or shifts the growth of mathematical knowledge. The first part of the book is autobiographical, following the author through her discovery of these analogies, revealed by music, architecture, science fiction, philosophy, and the study of mathematics and poetry. The second part focuses on geometry, the circle and square, launching us from Shakespeare to Housman, from Euclid to Leibniz. The third part explores the study of dynamics, inertial motion and transcendental functions, from Descartes to Newton, and in 20th c. poetry. The final part contemplates infinity, as it emerges in modern set theory and topology, and in contemporary poems, including narrative peoms about modern cosmology
Leibniz's science of the rational by Emily Grosholz( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logic and knowledge( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Growth of Mathematical Knowledge by Emily Grosholz( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book draws its inspiration from Hilbert, Wittgenstein, Cavaillès and Lakatos and is designed to reconfigure contemporary philosophy of mathematics by making the growth of knowledge rather than its foundations central to the study of mathematical rationality, and by analyzing the notion of growth in historical as well as logical terms. Not a mere compendium of opinions, it is organised in dialogical forms, with each philosophical thesis answered by one or more historical case studies designed to support, complicate or question it. The first part of the book examines the role of scientific theory and empirical fact in the growth of mathematical knowledge. The second examines the role of abstraction, analysis and axiomatization. The third raises the question of whether the growth of mathematical knowledge constitutes progress, and how progress may be understood. Readership: Students and scholars concerned with the history and philosophy of mathematics and the formal sciences
The stars of earth : new and selected poems by Emily Grosholz( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leibniz's science of the rational by Emily Grosholz( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leibniz's science of the rational by Emily Grosholz( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leibniz's science of the rational by Emily Grosholz( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The legacy of Simone de Beauvoir
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Representation and productive ambiguity in mathematics and the sciencesTelling the barn swallow : poets on the poetry of Maxine KuminCartesian method and the problem of reductionW.E.B. Du Bois on race and culture : philosophy, politics, and poeticsShores and headlandsThe growth of mathematical knowledgeEdenThe abacus of yearsLogic and knowledge
Alternative Names
Emily Grosholz American poet, philosopher

Emily Grosholz Amerikaans dichteres

Emily Grosholz Poet and Philosopher

Grosholz Emily

Grosholz, Emily R.

Grosholz, Emily R. 1950-

Grosholz, Emily Rolfe

Grosholz, Emily Rolfe 1950-

Rolfe Grosholz, Emily 1950-

グロッショルツ, エミリー・R.

Languages
English (141)

German (2)