The Evolution of Mathematics: A Rhetorical Approach (Hardcover)
Applies contemporary rhetorical analysis to mathematical discourse, calling into question the commonly held view that math equals truth. Explores how mathematical innovation has historically relied on rhetorical practices of making meaning, such as analogy, metaphor, and invention.
G. Mitchell Reyes is Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies at Lewis and Clark College. He is coeditor of Global Memoryscapes: Contesting Remembrance in a Transnational Age and Arguing with Numbers: The Intersections of Rhetoric and Mathematics, the latter also published by Penn State University Press.