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Alexandre V. Borovik Shadows of the Truth

Summary: Alexandre V. Borovik
Shadows of the Truth:
Metamathematics of
Elementary Mathematics
Working Draft 0.816
April 15, 2011
American Mathematical Society
To Noah
Fig. 0.1. L'Evangelista Matteo e l'Angelo. Guido Reni, 1630­1640. Pina-
coteca Vaticana. Source: Wikipedia Commons. Public domain.
Guido Reni was one of the first artists in history of visual arts who
paid attention to psychology of children. Notice how the little angel counts
on his fingers the points he is sent to communicate to St. Matthew.
Toutes les grandes personnes ont d'abord été des enfants
(Mais peu d'entre elles s'en souviennent.)
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince.
This book is an attempt to look at mathematics from a new
and somewhat unusual point of view. I have started to systemat-
ically record and analyze from a mathematical point of view vari-


Source: Applebaum, David - Department of Probability and Statistics, University of Sheffield


Collections: Mathematics