Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Philosophy,
80-101 Freshman Seminar, Fall 1998

Mathematics in Scientific Context

Prof. Wilfried Sieg

Related links

Here are some links to web-pages which contain material related to the course. - If you find other links that you think should appear here, too, just tell us!


  • Euclid's Elements, very fun, with moving diagrams!
  • References:
  • The MIT Encylopedia of Cognitive Science. Comprehensive reference to topics related to cognitive science
  • Turing's World. The official website of CSLI
  • Philosophy section of CMU Library
  • Links on Computability theory
  • To look for books in the Pittsburgh libraries:
  • CMU Libraries
  • University of Pittsburgh Libraries
  • For some advice on how to write a paper, look at:
  • Jeff Schanding's writing guidelines
  • Advice to research and writing, with lots of very useful links
  • Biographies, etc:
  • For biographies of mathematicians, this is the best resource on the web, the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
  • Information concering Frege can also be found here.
  • A short story about the Dedekind letters
  • Proofs:
  • Keith Lynn's proof that Pi is irrational
  • Jim Morey's interactive proof of the Theorem of Pythagoras
  • More proofs of the Theorem of Pythagoras
  • Fun stuff:
  • Eric's Treasure Trove of Mathematics, on-line version of The CRC Encyclopedia of Mathematics. Definitions and facts

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