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The Mathematician's Mind: The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field

Jacques Hadamard
Publisher: 
Princeton University Press
Publication Date: 
1996
Number of Pages: 
166
Format: 
Paperback
Series: 
Princeton Science Library
Price: 
22.95
ISBN: 
978-0-691-02931-3
Category: 
General
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Preface to the Paperback Edition  
  Foreword  
  Introduction  
I General Views and Inquiries 1
II Discussions on Unconsciousness 21
III The Unconscious and Discovery 29
IV The Preparation Stage. Logic and Chance 43
V The Later Conscious Work 56
VI Discovery as a Synthesis. The Help of Signs 64
VII Different Kinds of Mathematical Minds 100
VIII Paradoxical Cases of Intuition 116
IX The General Direction of Research 124
  Final Remarks 133
  App. I 137
  App. II 142

 

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