Category Archives: Mathematics

A Mathematician’s Lament

I have recently read a little book: A Mathematician’s Lament by Paul Lockhart. Originally a 25-page essay, it was expanded into a book by popular demand and published in 2009. The author is a K-12 mathematics teacher who has a … Continue reading

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My Reaction to the Continuum Hypothesis Story

Note: This was another short paper I wrote for my Foundation of Mathematics class back in March of 2015 (can’t believe it’s been 3 years!). I will try to publish some papers I wrote in the past on this blog … Continue reading

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A defense of mathematical Platonism

A few words about this essay: I wrote it for my Foundations of Mathematics class last semester (May 8 2015). It summarizes my thoughts regarding Reuben Hersh’s idea of mathematics as a mental model. It’s really more of a philosophy … Continue reading

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