Daniel Toker's Reviews > Number: The Language of Science

Number by Tobias Dantzig
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Jul 27, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: math, anthropology, philosophy, history, science
Read from July 13 to 27, 2010

This was recommended to me by someone of much higher intelligence and more knowledge than I. He called it an "easy" book on the history, philosophy, and central concepts of mathematics. Well, I understood the history easily enough, and the philosophy was at times challenging but I think I understood it. The math, though, was simply beyond me. I think I should revisit this once I've studied set theory....

My mathematical ineptitude aside, I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the topic. I really think that "philosophers" should become better acquainted with math and science - how can you claim to make any claims about "truth" without them?

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