## Mathematics in Western Culture (Google eBook) |

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### Contents

Introduction True and False Conceptions | 3 |

The Rule of Thumb in Mathematics | 13 |

The Birth of the Mathematical Spirit | 24 |

The Elements of Euclid | 40 |

Placing a Yardstick to the Stars | 60 |

Nature Acquires Reason | 74 |

Interlude | 89 |

Renewal of the Mathematical Spirit | 99 |

Religion | 257 |

Literature and Aesthetics | 272 |

The Sine of G Major | 287 |

Mastery of the Ether Waves | 304 |

The Science of Human Nature | 322 |

The Statistical Ap proach to the Study of Man | 340 |

Prediction and Probability | 359 |

The Statistical View of Nature | 376 |

The Harmony of the World | 110 |

Painting and Perspective | 126 |

Projective Geometry | 144 |

A Discourse on Method | 159 |

The Quantitative Approach to Nature | 182 |

The Deduction of Universal Laws | 196 |

The Calculus | 214 |

Science and Philosophy | 234 |

The Paradoxes of the Infinite | 395 |

New Geometries New Worlds | 410 |

The Theory of Relativity | 432 |

Method and Art | 453 |

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