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Topic: [HM] Russell quote
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William C Waterhouse

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Re: [HM] Russell quote
Posted: Dec 16, 2006 11:48 AM
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On Tue, 28 Nov 2006, Reuben Hersh <>
asked for the source of a passage beginning

> "The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than
> man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in
> mathematics as surely as in poetry...."

It comes from the essay "The Study of Mathematics,"
one of the essays collected in the book _Mathematics
and Logic_.

William C. Waterhouse
Penn State

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