Topic: mathematics

As are the crests on the heads of peacocks, as are the gems on the hoods of cobras, so is mathematics at the top of all sciences.

TOPICS: science, mathematics

SOURCE: The Yajurveda, (c. 600 BCE)

We could, of course, use any notation we want; do not laugh at notations; invent them, they are powerful. In fact, mathematics is, to a large extent, invention of better notations.

TOPICS: notation, mathematics

SOURCE: The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Addison-Wesley, Chapter 17 (1963)

Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry.

TOPICS: logic, mathematics

SOURCE: Philosophical Fragments

For the formal science of mathematics is not a positive science for the cognition of a real object, so much as an organon and aid for other sciences, which, however, as such, is both excellent in itself, and admits of many useful applications.

TOPICS: science, mathematics

SOURCE: The Philosophy of Life, and Philosophy of Language, In a Course of Lectures