A Quote by Hermann Weyl on generations, mathematics, and understanding

Without the concepts, methods and results found and developed by previous generations right down to Greek antiquity one cannot understand either the aims or achievements of mathematics in the last 50 years. [Said in 1950]

Hermann Weyl (1885 - 1955)

Source: The American Mathematical Monthly, v. 100. p. 93.

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