G. H. Hardy penned A Mathematician’s Apology in the twilight of his academic career. It was at a time when the worldview fostered throughout modernism was suffering widespread critique and Hardy’s apology stands, in many ways, is a eulogy to the failing doctrine of the Enlightenment that dominated Western thought in science and aesthetics at the turn of the last century.
- Claire Feeley is currently the curatorial fellow at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
- with Tadgh Hickey & Tom Crowley
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