David Hilbert

The Foundations of Geometry by David Hilbert is a book that explores the transformation of geometry in the 19th century. Hilbert explains how geometry shifted from describing the physical world to becoming an axiomatic approach. He believes that we should use the same language to describe everyday objects as we do for points and lines.

This accessible and relevant system has made Hilbert’s work a cornerstone for those wanting to understand the foundations of geometry.