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Classic text: required reading for all mathematicians,
This review is from: A Mathematician's Apology (Canto) (Paperback)
Quite simply: if you are 'doing' mathematics, or if you are about to embark on a course of study in mathematics or the philosophy of mathematics, then you must read this book.
It is not only a record of the deepest thoughts of one of the central figures in 20th century mathematics, it is also a joy to read. Succinct, compelling and utterly candid this book like no other captures the attitude of the mathematician of the last century. If you want to know why this book explains it. Suprisingly, by understatement, Hardy manages nevertheless to reveal a passion for intellectual beauty which takes the breath, and possibly the soul, away.