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The psychology of invention in the mathematical field. 2nd ed. (English) Zbl 0056.00101

New York: Dover Publications Inc. xiii, 145 p. (1954).
Chapter headings: Introduction. I. General views and inquiries. II. Discussions on unconsciousness. III. The unconscious and discovery. IV. The preparation stage. Logic and chance. V. The later conscious work. VI. Discovery as a synthesis. The help of signs. VII. Different kinds of mathematical minds. VIII. Paradoxical cases of intuition. IX. The general direction of research. Final remarks and three Appendices.
The first edition was published by Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press (1945; Zbl 0063.01843). For a review see the French translation (1959; Zbl 0086.24206).
Reviewer: G. H. Müller

MSC:

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