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- Loving and Hating Mathematics by Reuben Hersh & Vera John-Steiner (book review)
Borwein, Jonathan M.;
- Loving and Hating Mathematics (hereafter referred to as Loving and Hating) is the child of two passionate scholars, a mathematician and a social scientist. Reuben Hersh is known to some readers for his many articles in the Intelligencer and earlier books, such as The Mathematical Experience coauthored with Davis and Marchisotto, and What is Mathematics Really?. The latter had a substantial effect upon the older of us; it was, at the time of publication, a welcome blast of mathematical humanism. Loving and Hating is written in the same clear, gentle style, and it aims to vanquish four myths: (1). Mathematicians are different from other people, lacking emotional complexity; (2). Mathematics is a solitary pursuit; (3). Mathematics is a young man’s game; (4). Mathematics is an effective filter for higher education.
- Mathematical Intelligencer Vol. 33, Issue 4, p. 63-69
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