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  1. In this form, this is too strong a statement. I would say milder. Many great mathematicians of the 20th century did not disdain to be philosophers as well. And it definitely helped them become great.

    As you can see, there is a big gap between greatness and “not going far”.

  2. Not so. Mathematics, if it is seriously studied, requires the presence of developed abstract thinking-without this absolutely nowhere. Philosophy also requires deep abstract thinking. They are somewhat similar in this respect. Therefore, for a mathematician, the study of philosophy can be very easy, but it is not necessary.

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