## On Mathematics: A Collection of Witty, Profound, Amusing Passages about Mathematics and Mathematicians |

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### Contents

CHAPTER PAGE I DEFINITIONS AND OBJECT OF MATHEMATICS | 1 |

THE NATURE OF MATHEMATICS | 10 |

ESTIMATES OF MATHEMATICS | 39 |

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