为了人类心智的荣耀

为了人类心智的荣耀
傅里叶先生认为,数学的主要目的是服务人类、解释自然现象;
但像他这样的哲学家应该知道,
科学的唯一目的是为了人类心智的荣耀,
因此一个关于数的问题与一个关于宇宙体系的问题具有同样的意义。

                                 —— 雅可比 (1830年7月2日)

经常听到一些“这个东西有没有用”式的陈词滥调。我们这个时代是一个成功学泛滥的时代,学校里面教的东西和多数学生们追慕的都是披着各种学科外衣的成功学,而不是追求心灵的自由。

The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense
in which he has attained liberation from the self.

——– Albert Einstein

About kongliang

I am a mathematician interested in quantum field theory.
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