Mathematics, Poetry and Beauty

Ron Aharoni


Mathematics, Poetry and Beauty

Mathematics, Poetry and Beauty

  • Title: Mathematics, Poetry and Beauty
  • Author: Ron Aharoni
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Paperback



What does mathematics have to do with poetry Seemingly, nothing Mathematics deals with abstractions while poetry with emotions And yet, the two share something essential Beauty Euclid alone has looked on beauty bare, says the title of a poem by Edna St Vincent Millay Mathematics, Poetry and Beauty tries to solve the secret of the similarity between the two domainWhat does mathematics have to do with poetry Seemingly, nothing Mathematics deals with abstractions while poetry with emotions And yet, the two share something essential Beauty Euclid alone has looked on beauty bare, says the title of a poem by Edna St Vincent Millay Mathematics, Poetry and Beauty tries to solve the secret of the similarity between the two domains It tries to explain how a mathematical argument and a poem can move us in the same way Mathematical and poetic techniques are compared, with the aim of showing how they evoke the same sense of beauty.The reader may find that, as Bertrand Russell said, Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty a beauty hold and austere, like that of sculpture sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show Contents The Magic of Poetry and of MathematicsCondensationOrderHow Mathematicians and Poets ThinkPoetic ImageMathematical ImageParadoxes and OxymoronsSelf Reference and Godel s TheoremReadership Those interested in Mathematics, those interested in poetry, and the general public.


Recent Comments "Mathematics, Poetry and Beauty"

I really wanted to discover a beautiful synergy between mathematics and poetry. I afraid this book failed, for me. It took the metaphorical, allegory side of poetry and in a way it tried to make it mystical. This was supposed to tie poetry to mathematics. I read this book to the end hoping it would redeem itself but it didn’t. It didn’t succeed in turning me off to poetry. It did show me that there are many different kinds of poetry and I have to stick to what moves me.

This, is a beautiful book. Oft times I found myself breathless, or even touched with chills. Perhaps it resonated with me because I have a tender spot in my heart for beauty. Again, like other books, this one came into my life at a good time. This beautiful book, would caught my eye in the "new books" section of the library the very day I was looking for something to fill or touch me. Ron Aharoni is a mathematician and obviously a writer because of the clarity and precision I observed in his wri [...]

Sadly, this was beyond my modest interest in mathematics


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