The Mathematical Experience

By Philip J Davis & Reuben Hersh


How does mathematics work?

What gives it its power?

In this remarkable and innovative book two eminent mathematicians, Philip J. Davis and Reuben Hersch offer an intriguing view of their signs and demonstrate that ‘mathematical truth, like other kinds of truth is fallible and corrigible’.

With lucidity, erudition and wit, the authors have created a work of history, reflection, exposition and philosophy which presents both the complexities and the beauty of a subject which is one of the most pervasive and esoteric of human endeavours.

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