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Hermite, Charles - The realm of mathematical truths is spiritual

Identifier

014540

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

There exists, if I am not mistaken, an entire world which is the totality of mathematical truths, to which we have access only with our mind, just as a world of physical reality exists, the one like the other independent of ourselves, both of divine creation.

—Charles Hermite; cit. by Gaston Darboux, Eloges académiques et discours, Hermann, Paris 1912, p. 142.

The source of the experience

Hermite, Charles

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Inner speech
Spirit

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

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