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The Mathematician's mind : the psychology of invention in the mathematical field

Author: Jacques Hadamard
Publisher: Princeton (N.J.) : Princeton University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the complex problem of mental life. This book argues that the roots of creativity for lie not in consciousness, but in the long unconscious work of incubation, and in the unconscious  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Hadamard
ISBN: 0691029318 9780691029313
OCLC Number: 807000028
Description: 143 p.
Contents: Preface to the Paperback EditionForewordIntroductionIGeneral Views and Inquiries1IIDiscussions on Unconsciousness21IIIThe Unconscious and Discovery29IVThe Preparation Stage. Logic and Chance43VThe Later Conscious Work56VIDiscovery as a Synthesis. The Help of Signs64VIIDifferent Kinds of Mathematical Minds100VIIIParadoxical Cases of Intuition116IXThe General Direction of Research124Final Remarks133App. I137App. II142
Responsibility: Jacques Hadamard.

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