What is the truth about numbers?
Are number someone’s brainchild or a discovery the mind uses to ascertain the existence of something in the world?
Mathematicians have been trying to answer this question for centuries. We could pos it thus: what kind of reality can we really assign to numbers? With masterful perspicuity, Zellini tackles these issues that concern all thinking beings and not just mathematicians.
The first question leads to the big one: how can it be that something grows in size (and nothing grows like numbers) and yet stays the same? The question is related to that on the identity of morphing things and is comparable to the question posed by physicists on what matter is made up of.