Intimations of Infinity
The Cultural Meanings of the Iqwaye Counting and Number Systems
This is a remarkable work which captures the reader's imagination as only few books do. From a description of the counting system of Iqwaye people of Papua New Guinea, the author develops a deeper and broader interpretation of the Iqwaye kinship system and cosmology, culminating in a powerful critique of western assumptions about the development of rational thought.
Jadran Mimica Lecturer in Anthropology,University College London