**Aesthetics for the Working Mathematician**

by Jonathan M. Borwein

**Publisher**: DocServer 2001**Number of pages**: 22

**Description**:

Most research mathematicians neither think deeply about nor are terribly concerned about either pedagogy or the philosophy of mathematics. Nonetheless, as I hope to indicate, aesthetic notions have always permeated (pure and applied) mathematics.

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