Kõik huvilised on oodatud raamatu “The Mathematical World of Charles L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)” (toimetajad Robin Wilson ja Amirouche Moktefi), Oxford University Press, 2019 esitlusele ja seminarile.
Seminar on inglise keeles, seetõttu on tutvustus inglise keeles.
Seminari ja raamatu kohta ütleb koostaja Moktefi: "Charles Lutwidge Dodgson is best known for his 'Alice' books written under his pen name of Lewis Carroll. Yet, whilst lauded for his work in children's fiction and his pioneering work in the world of Victorian photography, his everyday job was a lecturer in Mathematics at Christ Church, Oxford University. His mathematical work covers disciplines such as geometry, algebra, logic, the theory of voting, and recreational mathematics. Although there is dispute as to the mathematical importance of Dodgson's work, the chief aim of this talk is to highlight its historical importance. It offers a beautiful instance of Victorian intellectual life, grounded in the ideals of liberal education but facing the growing influence of natural sciences. I will particularly address Dodgson's effort to popularize logic and his interventions in public debates to disprove fallacies."
Retsensendid on kirjutanud: "This book completes a survey of the life and work of a mathematician that is in many ways the opposite of the light-hearted Lewis Carroll... This nicely edited book with many illustrations and written by experts on the subject will certainly allow you to form a proper opinion about Charles Dodgson." -- Adhemar Bultheel, European Mathematical Society
Robin Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics, The Open University,Amirouche Moktefi, Lecturer in Philosophy, Tallinn University of Technology
Robin Wilson is an Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Open University, Emeritus Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London, and a former Fellow of Keble College, Oxford University. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. A former President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, he has written and edited over 40 books on the history of mathematics, including Lewis Carroll in Numberland, and also on combinatorics and graph theory. Involved with the popularization and communication of mathematics and its history, he has been awarded prizes by the Mathematical Association of America for his 'outstanding expository writing', and the Stanton Medal for outreach activities in combinatorics by the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications.
Amirouche Moktefi is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. He is member of the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Estonia, and is associated with the Archives Henri Poincare - Philosophy and Researches on Sciences and Technologies in France. His areas of interest include the history of mathematics and logic and the philosophy of visual reasoning. He has extensively published on Dodgson's mathematics and logic.