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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorRichard Williamson
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2020
    • (edited Apr 22nd 2020)

    I don’t have any grand plans for this page, but thought I’d add it as food for thought. Also added a new section ’Philosophical musings’ to foundations of mathematics, and linked to this page there.

    v1, current

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    • CommentAuthorTodd_Trimble
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2020

    I don’t think I plan on pursuing this far. But what do you think she has in mind when she uses the word ’algebra’? Besides through her brother, was she in any contact with modern mathematics (meaning of course the mathematics flourishing at the time she was)?

    ’Algebra’ can have many significations, almost a Rorschach. I don’t know much about the author – I’ve picked up odd scraps here and there.

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    • CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2020

    Added link to a source for the original French text. Info about the translator(s) would be nice, but that’s for Richard to add.

    diff, v2, current

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    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2020

    Besides through her brother…

    Quite a window on mathematics for her. There’s his 14-page letter to her for a start. And a fragment of another letter:

    • Weil, André (1940).Une lettre et un extrait de lettre à Simone Weil. in Weil, Œuvres Scientifiques/Collected Papers. Vol. I. New York: Springer-Verlag., pp 244–256.

    Serge Lang was none too complimentary here.

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    • CommentAuthorDavid_Corfield
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2020

    She met other members of Bourbaki too, photo.

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    • CommentAuthorTodd_Trimble
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2020

    Re #4, 5: thanks; I was aware of this.

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