xvi, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
QA7 .M87 2004
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-272) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
pt. 1. Mathematics and the intellect.Mathematics and thinking mathematically /Mary Cartwright Mathematical invention /Henri Poincaré Thoughts on the heuristic method /Jacques Hadamard Mathematical proof /G.H. Hardy The unity of knowledge /Hermann Weyl pt. 2. Mathematics and human understanding.Mathematics and the arts /Marston Morse Intuition, reason and faith in science /George David Birkhoff Logic and the understanding of nature /David Hilbert The cultural basis of mathematics /Raymond Wilder pt. 3. Mathematics and society.Presidential address to the British Association /J.J. Sylvester The mathematician /John von Neumann The community of scholars /André Lichnerowicz History of mathematics: why and how /André Weil pt. 4. Miscellaneous.Does God exist? /Paul Lévy Goethe and mathematics /Wilhelm Maak Leonardo and mathematics /Francesco Severi The highest good /Norbert Wiener.