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Portrait of Carl Jacobi

Carl Jacobi

1804–1851

German mathematician

The object of mathematics is the honor of the human spirit.

TOPICS: learning

Mathematics is the science of what is clear by itself.

TOPICS: science, philosophy

[The] sole end of science is the honor of the human mind, and…under this title a question about numbers is worth as much as a question about the system of the world.

TOPICS: science, numbers, philosophy

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