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Meaning in Mathematics
Is mathematics a highly sophisticated intellectual game in which the adepts display their skill by tackling invented problems, or are mathematicians engaged in acts of discovery as they explore an independent realm of mathematical reality? Why does this seemingly abstract discipline provide the key to unlocking the deep secrets of the physical universe? How one answers ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published July 14th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published May 19th 2011)
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Good exposition, though for many of the articles they do sound either superficial, trivial or not very valuable in terms of insights. Nonetheless some other articles do have good merits so might still be worth reading. Will read this again if can afford the time.
John Polkinghorne KBE FRS is a British particle physicist and theologian. He has written extensively on matters concerning science and faith, and was awarded the Templeton Prize in 2002.More about John Polkinghorne...