Monthly Archives: September 2012

Humanistic Mathematics – part I

In my discussions so far, I haven’t really brought up humanistic mathematics. It’s time to do that, so let me introduce it here, from a personal point of view. When I wrote to Colleges during the spring about tentative questions … Continue reading

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The Key Question

Why am I here? What do I want to find out? I’ve been thinking about this post for weeks now not knowing how to approach it. One problem is that I’m no journalist. If I had been, I could just … Continue reading

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Northfield & St. Paul

I was in Northfield last week. I came back there late last Sunday after the Highway 61 adventure. I seriously underestimated the traveling time. The country is so big. The GPS is exact to the minute. It has a womens’ voice – … Continue reading

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Some more Sartre

I started to read Sartre in Paris. I woke early on Wednesday morning, took a shower and went down to the lobby at the hostel I stayed in for cheapness. I had some breakfast. One good thing that can be … Continue reading

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Invisibility of Mathematics and Language

I’ve been trying to understand the invisibility of mathematics. The fact that mathematics is so central to our technology, society and culture – yet goes unnoticed most of the time. I had problems deciding on a title for the post … Continue reading

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Highway 61

I was in Chicago last weekend visiting my friend Jean from Kentishtown in London back in the mid-80’s. We had breakfast at a Greek restaurang in downtown Barrington. The owner asked me if I thought Europe would break up – … Continue reading

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Beloit

 I came to Beloit last Sunday noon (September the 9:th). I drove up from Clinton, IA, an industrial town. I had spent the first few days to get accustomed to the new time zone and prepare for the college visits – … Continue reading

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