Publication Date: November 2023

List Price 1,980 JPY (10% consumption tax included)

ISBN：9784492047521 / Size：H188mm × W130mm / Softcover / 308 pages

This is the first reprint in 20 years of the best-selling "Mathematics for People Who Hate Mathematics" by Naoki Komuro, a leading sociologist in Japan. His main message is: "The essence of mathematics is logic! ”

For readers who are not good at mathematics, he lectures in his unique style on episodes from the past and present, from historical explanations of mathematics, the essence of Aristotle's formal logic, the discrimination of equations and identities, the logic of ambiguous Japanese laws, and the basics of capitalism and economics related to mathematics.

From ancient history to the basics of economics, the author, with his vast knowledge and remarkable memory, discusses the essence of mathematics without using mathematical formulas, with rich episodes from ancient and modern times.

Chapter 1: The Source of Mathematical Logic: The logic of mathematics born of ancient religion

Chapter 2: Why Mathematics is Studied: Logic is the Art of Arguing with God

Chapter 3: Mathematics and Modern Capitalism: Capitalism grew out of the logic of mathematics

Chapter 4: The Art of Proof: A thorough exploration of back-reasoning, induction, necessary and sufficient conditions, and contraposition.

Chapter 5: Mathematics and Economics: The Logic of Mathematics in Economic Theory

Chapter 2: Why Mathematics is Studied: Logic is the Art of Arguing with God

Chapter 3: Mathematics and Modern Capitalism: Capitalism grew out of the logic of mathematics

Chapter 4: The Art of Proof: A thorough exploration of back-reasoning, induction, necessary and sufficient conditions, and contraposition.

Chapter 5: Mathematics and Economics: The Logic of Mathematics in Economic Theory

Naoki Komuro

Born in Tokyo in 1932. Graduated from the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University. Completed the Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University, and the Graduate School of Law and Politics, University of Tokyo (Doctor of Laws, University of Tokyo). In 1967, he began teaching economics, sociology, political science, law, and mathematics as a volunteer professor at the University of Tokyo, where he has trained many researchers. Later, based on his extensive knowledge of social sciences, he analyzed and critiqued the real world and published many works. Died in 2010.

Born in Tokyo in 1932. Graduated from the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University. Completed the Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University, and the Graduate School of Law and Politics, University of Tokyo (Doctor of Laws, University of Tokyo). In 1967, he began teaching economics, sociology, political science, law, and mathematics as a volunteer professor at the University of Tokyo, where he has trained many researchers. Later, based on his extensive knowledge of social sciences, he analyzed and critiqued the real world and published many works. Died in 2010.