A Mathematician’s Apology By G.H. Hardy (1967)

A Mathematician’s Apology By G.H. Hardy (1967)



Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 1967

Condition: Used, Very Good, with Dust Jacket in Good condition. DJ has faded spine, chipped along bottom edge, not price clipped but upper corner removed; pages are clean and crisp, light staining to page 98, and foxing to text block top edge. The binding is undamaged and tight.

153pp, 190mm by 132mm, 300g.

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A Mathematician's Apology By G.H. Hardy, with Foreword by C.P. Snow.

The book is a personal account by a distinguished mathematician of what mathematics meant to him as a man. Hardy discusses and illustrates the attractive force of mathematics. He dismisses its utility but describes its depth and beauty as a creative art. Hardy asks: Is it worth man's while to give his life to the study of mathematics? His answer is of necessity personal, and indeed that is the book's value. It holds the confessions of an unrepentant but humane mathematician; his candid integrity and good humour make a finite addition to the sum of human thought.