Title

Mathematics as Rhyme

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

6-5-1981

Abstract

Using the analogy between the universe and a choral poem, one may view mathematics as the “rhyme” of the universe. In that perspective new light is thrown on the unique subject matter of mathematics, the a priori character of its truths, and the relation of mathematics to other areas of knowledge. A route is thereby opened for richer use of creativity in mathematics.

Notes

Originally published in the Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 35/4 (1983) 196-203. Available on the author's site by permission.

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