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Changed my view,
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As an aspiring mathematican I found this book both very inspiring and ......... I had, like many mathematicians, a view on mathematics as just a formalist game with symbols and abstract concepts before I read this book. However, the book challenges this view, and portraits Mathematics as a fallible science, in which the mathematician's role is not only the toying with symbols, but also the invention of mathematics. And that's a hard process: guessing, wishful thinking, and so on.
After I read this book, I have been trying to be a little more Platonist than I used to.