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Very interesting read! Before I read this book I was told you needed little knowledge about math to understand this book. I would slightly disagree. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ivanti Galloway
This is an incredibly readable book for a layperson, despite a bit of 'math jargon'. The writing style is journalistic. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Trish Holster
I feel Reuben Hersh has done for math what Kuhn did for science: show the "back room" of the enterprise. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ronald Fernandez
I have a Masters degree in Engineering and a quite a few math courses under my belt, but the first 50 pages were so vague and boring that I finally gave up on getting anything of... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ruth I. Orts
I'm a math major who became interested in math via philosophy. It is not easy to find a philosophical approach to what math means from the outside. Read morePublished 21 months ago by S.Z.
Hersh starts the book by considering the four dimensional equivalent of a cube, or a 4 cube, deducing that it would have 81 parts and then asking in what sense it exists. Read morePublished on May 30, 2009 by tim 333
First, I need to disclose that I'm not a mathematician or a philosopher. I'm a lawyer with an interest in jurisprudence (philosophy of law) and the nature of legal reasoning. Read morePublished on December 27, 2007 by Zeldock
It is a very good book.The scope of this book all inclusive
and philosophical ideas are very well described and put in perspective especially on foundations of... Read more