Table of contents for The best of all possible worlds : mathematics and destiny / Ivar Ekeland.

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Contents
Introduction	1
1	 Keeping the Beat	00
2	 The Birth of Modern Science	000
3	 The Least Action Principle	000
4	 From Computations to Geometry	000
5	 Poincaré and Beyond	000
6	 Pandora¿s Box	000
7	 May the Best One Win	000
8	 The End of Nature	000
9	 The Common Good	000
10	 A Personal Conclusion	000
Appendix 1	Finding the Second Diameter of a Convex Table	000
Appendix 2	The Stationary Action Principle for General Systems	000
Notes	000
Bibliographical Notes	000
Index	000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Science -- Mathematics.
Mathematical analysis.
Logic, Symbolic and mathematical.
Human behavior.
Ethics.