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D.J. Struik's Marxist Mathematics
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D.J. Struik's Marxist Mathematics

(Dirk van Delft) The Low Countries - 2001, № 9, pp. 291-292

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In October 2000 the Dutch-American mathematician Dirk Jan Struik peacefully passed away at his home in Belmont, MA, at the age of 106. Struik made his name as the author of A Concise History of Mathematics, published in 1948, one of the first books on the history of mathematics in which the influence of social factors is explicitly recognised. This book did more than any other to make mathematics' vast wealth of ideas accessible to a wide audience. It was translated into eighteen languages and is still in print.

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