The Forger's Message Lives On
The world-view expressed in the forged letter has become permanently installed
in the thoughts of Western intellectuals in such a way that even those
who know it to be a forgery go on believing its underlying ideology. Goethe,
Pushkin, Heidegger and Peter Schaefer are only some of those taken in
by this forgery. Here, perpetuating the myth, are a university-level textbook
and two well-received popular books on music and science.
[top] Philip E. Vernon (ed.), Creativity: Selected
Readings (London, 1976). [midle] Edward Rothstein, Emblems of
Mind: The Inner Life of Music and Mathematics (New York, 1995). [bottom]
Roger Penrose, The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds,
and the Laws of Physics (New York and Oxford, 1989).
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