Tag: Ian Stewart

A book recommendation
Lying in the bath this morning – relaxing into the Christmas holiday (despite the raging epidemic of omicronvariant Covid that is currently rampaging through London in an increasingly frightening manner), I had thoughts about several blog posts to write over the break, and this is the first… It’s a book recommendation: Ian Stewart‘s Concepts of […]

From “The Foundations of Mathematics”
This is a fragment of a question from the first chapter of “The Foundations of Mathematics” (Amazon link): Record whether you think the following statements are true or false: (a) All of the numbers 2, 5, 17, 53, 97 are prime. (b) Each of the numbers 2, 5, 17, 53, 97 is prime. (c) Some […]