The Star and the Whole: Gian-Carlo Rota on Mathematics and Phenomenology
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This book covers combinatorial games. It also focuses on two-person zero-sum games and their solution. He was found in bed in his night clothes on the afternoon of Monday, April 19, after failing to arrive in Philadelphia Sunday afternoon for a series of three lectures he was to give this week at Temple University.
The cause of death was atherosclotic cardiovascular disease, according to the Middlesex County Medical Examiner. As a mathematician, he is credited with having transformed his specialty area, combinatorics — which he described as "putting different colored marbles in different colored boxes, seeing how many ways you can divide them" — from an insignificant field to one of the most important areas of mathematics today.
Stanley was one of the organizers of Rotafest, a four-day mathematical conference held at MIT in honoring Dr. Rota's 64th birthday. As a philosopher working in the 20th century continental tradition of phenomenology — a philosophical tradition established by Edmund Husserl — Dr. Rota was known for his humanistic approach. He felt that the continental approach — as opposed to the analytical — brought out more effectively the humane side of scientific and philosophical questions.
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As an author, Dr. Rota was known for his elegant, but forthright style and subtle wit.
In his forward to Dr. Sokolowski said, "His writings have much of Socrates' irony and wit, and the occasional barb is also socratic, meant to illuminate and to sting the reader into looking at things afresh. In these essays, mathematics is restored to its context in being and in human life. Get access to the full version of this article.
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The Star and the Whole
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