Henri Lebesgue

1875 - 1941

A Quote by Henri Lebesgue on needs and philosophy

In my opinion, a mathematician, in so far as he is a mathematician, need not preoccupy himself with philosophy -- an opinion, moreover, which has been expressed by many philosophers.

Henri Lebesgue (1875 - 1941)

Source: Scientific American, 211, September 1964, p. 129.

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