The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 43–51 | Cite as

The infidel is innocent

  • Adrian P. Simpson


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Annotated Bibliography

  1. Bishop Berkeley, The analyst: A discourse addressed to an infidel mathematician,The World of Mathematics, vol. 1 (J. R. Newman, ed.), London: Allen and Unwin (1956), 288–293.A thin succulent layer of mathematics with a strong sprinkling of invective, steeped in a vitriolic sauce of sarcasm. Brilliant!!Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian P. Simpson
    • 1
  1. 1.Tudor CourtSuffolkUK

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