Friday, August 19, 2011

"One, Two, Three / Absolutely Elementary Mathematics" by David Berlinski

From a review that I wrote for "One, Two, Three / Absolutely Elementary Mathematics" by David Berlinski, that I recently wrote (and submitted):
Personally, I believe this is a particularly nice way to look at the “deep field” of mathematics: that’s a whole lot of treasure stuff out there (actually more abundant than the one in the physical world, as the author notices), enough for the unfolding, in complete Cantorian freedom, of the process of self-discovery of every human person. That may apply for the “deep field” of the arts and, why not, for that of physical/cosmological reality itself. Ultimately, such a reading of the mathematical experience in a phenomenological key may prove to be truly beneficial.

Image source (Hubble Deep Field (full mosaic) released by NASA on January 15, 1996)