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1645 : Siguenza y Gongora
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Mathematics is a form of poetry which transcends poetry in that it proclaims a truth; a form of reasoning which transcends reasoning in that it wants to bring about the truth it proclaims; a form of action, of ritual behaviour, which does not find fulfilment in the act but must proclaim and elaborate a poetic form of truth.
The Role of Mathematics in the Rise of Science
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