An Essay on the Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field

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Courier Corporation, 1954 - Mathematics - 145 pages
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Thoughtful and articulate study of the origin of ideas. Role of the unconscious in invention; the medium of ideas — do they come to mind in words? in pictures? in mathematical terms? Much more. "It is essential for the mathematician, and the layman will find it good reading." — Library Journal.
 

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Contents

DISCUSSIONS ON UNCONSCIOUSNESS
21
THE UNCONSCIOUS AND DISCOVERY
29
LOGIC AND CHANCE
43
DISCOVERT AS A SYNTHESIS
64
PARADOXICAL CASES OF INTUITION
119
APPENDIX I
137
APPENDIX III
144
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