I'm not sure if this will be super-clear, but I'll give it a try. I'm looking for recommendations on books which combine the philosophical underpinnings of math with descriptions of math's use. I'm not necessarily looking for a history book, but if the author takes you down those roads to better explain the philosophical reasoning for why certain methods came into practice, I suppose that would be fine.

I'm looking for stuff like, how 10 fingers on human hands became base-10 mathematical ordering, how much of objective "truth" can be understood as a result of humanity's use of math - that sort of thing. Bernstein's "Against the Gods" is a bit mass-market, but I'm on the hunt for that kind of read.

Thanks in advance for your recos.