Sunday, December 10, 2017
Math and Contemplation
"[Bertrand] Russell's analytic approach had its origins in numbers; mathematics was his first love. In his autobiography he recalled his miserable adolescence and a footpath down which he would wander on England's south coast. 'I used to go there alone to watch the sunset and contemplate suicide. I did not, however, commit suicide, because I wished to know more about mathematics.'"
-- From "Wittgenstein's Poker" by David Edmonds and John Eidenow