„The 'language theory' is inadequate as a description of the nature of mathematics.“

— George Frederick James Temple British mathematician 1901 - 1992

100 Years of Mathematics: a Personal Viewpoint (1981)

100 Years of Mathematics: a Personal Viewpoint (1981)

„The 'language theory' is inadequate as a description of the nature of mathematics.“

— George Frederick James Temple British mathematician 1901 - 1992

100 Years of Mathematics: a Personal Viewpoint (1981)

— Henry John Stephen Smith mathematician 1826 - 1883

As quoted in The Century: A Popular Quarterly (1874) ed. Richard Watson Gilder, Vol. 7, pp. 508-509, https://books.google.com/books?id=ceYGAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA508 "Relations of Mathematics to Physics". Earlier quote without citation in Nature, Volume 8 (1873), page 450.

Also quoted partially in Michael Grossman and Robert Katz, Calculus http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/mb?a=listis;c=216746186|Non-Newtonian (1972) p. iv. ISBN 0912938013.

— George Frederick James Temple British mathematician 1901 - 1992

100 Years of Mathematics: a Personal Viewpoint (1981)

— Hans Freudenthal Dutch mathematician 1905 - 1990

Origine: The Concept and the Role of the Model in Mathematics and Natural and Social Sciences (1961), p. ix

— Harold Chestnut American engineer 1917 - 2001

Origine: Systems Engineering Tools, (1965), p. 108

— M. C. Escher Dutch graphic artist 1898 - 1972

Quote of Escher, from his essay on Tessellation 1957; as cited by Tony Thomas, in 'The Strange Worlds of M C Escher' http://www.escapeintolife.com/essays/the-strange-worlds-of-m-c-escher/

1950's

„The great advances in mathematics have not been made by logic but by creative imagination.“

— George Frederick James Temple British mathematician 1901 - 1992

100 Years of Mathematics: a Personal Viewpoint (1981)

Contesto: Logical analysis is indispensable for an examination of the strength of a mathematical structure, but it is useless for its conception and design. The great advances in mathematics have not been made by logic but by creative imagination.

— Frank Honywill George British psychologist 1921 - 1997

Origine: The Brain As A Computer (1962), p.42 as cited in: Sica Pettigiani (1996) La comunicazione interumana. p.48

— Eric Temple Bell mathematician and science fiction author born in Scotland who lived in the United States for most of his life 1883 - 1960

Origine: The Development of Mathematics (1940), p. 283

Contesto: The mistakes and unresolved difficulties of the past in mathematics have always been the opportunities of its future; and should analysis ever appear to be without or blemish, its perfection might only be that of death.

— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

Origine: 1910s, Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy (1919), Ch. 18: Mathematics and Logic

— Robert Maynard Hutchins philosopher and university president 1899 - 1977

Great Books: The Foundation of a Liberal Education (1954)

— Adolphe Quetelet Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist 1796 - 1874

Edward Mailly, Essai sur la vie et les ouv rages de Quetelet in the Annuaire de Vacadimie royale des sciences des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique (1875) Vol. xli pp. 109-297 found also in "Conclusions" of Instructions populaires sur le calcul des probabilités p. 230

„Mathematical activity has taken the forms of a science, a philosophy and an art.“

— George Frederick James Temple British mathematician 1901 - 1992

100 Years of Mathematics: a Personal Viewpoint (1981)

— David Eugene Smith American mathematician 1860 - 1944

Origine: History of Mathematics (1923) Vol.1, p. 90

— W. V. D. Hodge British mathematician 1903 - 1975

W. V. D. Hodge, Changing Views of Geometry. Presidential Address to the Mathematical Association, 14th April, 1955, The Mathematical Gazette 39 (329) (1955), 177-183.

— Fritjof Capra, libro Il Tao della fisica

Origine: The Tao of Physics (1975), Ch. 10, The Unity of All Things, p. 132.

— Augustus De Morgan British mathematician, philosopher and university teacher (1806-1871) 1806 - 1871

Origine: On the Study and Difficulties of Mathematics (1831), Ch. I.

— Alexander Stepanov Russian programmer 1950

Bjarne Stroustrup: Evolving a language in and for the real world: C++ 1991-2006. ACM HOPL-III. June 2007., 2008-04-25, http://web.archive.org/web/20071120015600/http://www.research.att.com/~bs/hopl-almost-final.pdf, 2007-11-20 http://www.research.att.com/~bs/hopl-almost-final.pdf,