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Category Archives: Mathematics

A European Europe?

[Also on SpeakOut 5 Feb, 2015] With the frenzy in Europe and parts of the United States, after the Pegida demonstrations and the Charlie Hebdo attacks, it is worth pausing to … Continue reading

2015-01-23 · Leave a comment

So, tell me about these “real numbers.” Plato, Therapy, Theory, & Ethnography

Last time I related Plato’s “ideas” to mathematics, in particular Calculus and Geometry. The value of Plato, and the “doctrine of ideas,” carries over into other realms as well, from … Continue reading

2013-02-24 · 2 Comments

Plato, Calculus, Law, Alice in Wonderland, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty, & Mind

What is a “point?” Geometry, like Calculus, begins with the seemingly simple ideas of “point” and “line.” Surprisingly, this is where “non-mathy” people begin to get lost–not for the math … Continue reading

2013-02-17 · 2 Comments

Quicker than Khan: Calculus, Basics of Modern Mathematics in 30 Mins.

Khan Academy admirably provides access to mathematics lectures to anyone with the desire to learn. Flash videos are a good way to slowly walk through examples; they may not, however, … Continue reading

2013-02-05 · 3 Comments