Gian-Carlo Rota Quote

We thought that the generalization of the notion of space had ended with topoi, but we were mistaken. We probably know less about space now than we pretended to know fifty years ago. As mathematics progresses, our understanding of it regresses.


Indiscrete Thoughts, Chapter XX (p. 220), Birkhäuser. 1997

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We thought that the generalization of the notion of space had ended with topoi, but we were mistaken. We probably know less about space now than we...

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We thought that the generalization of the notion of space had ended with topoi, but we were mistaken. We probably know less about space now than we...

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We thought that the generalization of the notion of space had ended with topoi, but we were mistaken. We probably know less about space now than we...

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We thought that the generalization of the notion of space had ended with topoi, but we were mistaken. We probably know less about space now than we...