BOOK IN PROGRESS

The articles below are preliminary versions of chapters to appear in a forthcoming book (title still

undetermined) to be published by Princeton University Press.

A mathematical dream and its interpretation: pdf

An automorphic reading of Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day (work in progress),

Version of December 7, 2008, including an elliptical discussion of Mason & Dixon: pdf

Further investigations of the mind-body problem: pdf

Do Androids Prove Theorems in Their Sleep? (slighly longer version of article

to appear in Circles Disturbed, A. Doxiadis and B. Mazur, eds.): pdf

"Why Mathematics?" You May Ask (in

This article is the subject of a comment on Terence Tao's blog. Though the comment took the form of a crude insult,

it seems to be based on a misunderstanding of the purpose of my article. I have therefore posted an extended reply here.

PRESENTATIONS

Avatars: mathematical conjectures in the light of (re)incarnation

Quicktime movie of PowerPoint presentation at the conference "Two Streams in the Philosophy of Mathematics: Rival Conceptions of Mathematical Proof"

University of Hertfordshire, July 1-3, 2009 (long before the author had heard anything about Cameron's film!)

Small version (for slow connections)

Avatars: mathematical conjectures in the light of (re)incarnation

Quicktime movie of PowerPoint presentation at the conference "Two Streams in the Philosophy of Mathematics: Rival Conceptions of Mathematical Proof"

University of Hertfordshire, July 1-3, 2009 (long before the author had heard anything about Cameron's film!)

Small version (for slow connections)

BOOK REVIEWS

**REVIEW OF Mathematics
and the Roots of Postmodern Theory, V. Tasi'c (published in Notices
of the AMS,**

**REVIEW OF Everything
and More, D. F. Wallace (published in Notices of the AMS,**

Michael Harris

Centre de Mathématiques de Jussieu

Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot

Case Postale 7012

2, place Jussieu

F-75251 PARIS CEDEX 05

Tel: +33 01 44 27 86 78

E-mail: harris@math.jussieu.fr

URL: http://people.math.jussieu.fr/~harris/

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