The blurb on the again ought to have been a warning: “A stimulating guide that maybe leaves the reader with extra questions than solutions. That, in case you’re questioning, is meant as reward.”
Nicely, I ought to have completed extra questioning. The Arithmetic of the Gods and the Algorithms of Males: A Cultural Historical past by Paolo Zellini appeared promising. I discovered it within the Tate Fashionable bookshop when Christmas buying; it’s an exquisite store with an intriguing guide choice. That is the enjoyment of in-person buying, isn’t it – the serendipity? I’m very thinking about algorithms. The guide’s printed as a Penguin paperback so supposed for a large viewers.
However no. No thought what it’s about. I turned over a lot of the pages. There’s a lot in regards to the historic Greeks. Even if you get to Russell, Frege and the like towards the tip – no thought. It additionally appeared reasonably too literal a translation from the unique Italian. Maybe a mathemician reader has learn it and may clarify. Not recommending this one although!