An essay on the psychology of invention in the mathematical field. (English) Zbl 0063.01843

Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press xiii, 143 p. (1945).
Reviewed by Jacques Barzun in Bull. Am. Math. Soc. 52, no. 3, 222–224 (1946), see https://projecteuclid.org/download/pdf_1/euclid.bams/1183507766.
See also the review of the French translation in Zbl 0086.24206. A list of chapters has been given in the review of the second ed. (New York: Dover) (1954; Zbl 0056.00101). The most recent review is given on the reprint of the Spanish edition (2011) in Zbl 1247.01056.


00A30 Philosophy of mathematics
00-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to mathematics in general