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Is God a Mathematician? by Mario Livio
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it was ok

At its core, this is a discussion of the debate between formalism and Platonism, and Mario Olivi strives to answer the question of the "unreasonable effectiveness" of mathematics. The book got off to a strong start and a conclusive finish, but the middle was so boring I almost didn't finish it. I recommend this to someone who has a keen interest in history or a passing interest in mathematics and philosophy. Or just read the first and last chapters if you have a background in either and are interested in metaphysics.

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Reading Progress

August 6, 2018 – Started Reading
August 6, 2018 – Shelved
September 7, 2018 –
67.0% "I'm either finishing this book over the weekend or dropping it at the library unfinished. Getting bored."
September 23, 2018 – Finished Reading

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