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For scholars and layman alike it is not philosophy but active experience in mathematics itself that alone can answer the question: What is mathematics?
The notion that the intellect can create meaningful postulational systems at its whim is a deceptive half-truth. Only under the discipline of responsibility to the organic whole, only guided by intrinsic necessity, can the free mind achieve results of scientific value.
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And of all axioms this shall win the prize,— 'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.
January 12, 1915
February 12, 2001
Herbert Ellis Robbins was an American mathematician and statistician. He did research in topology, measure theory, statistics, and a variety of other fields.
What Is Mathematics? (1941)
Selected Papers (1985)
Herbert Robbins Selected Papers (1985)
Introduction to Statistics (1975)
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