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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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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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I have finally figured out what I want to do with my life

Wow, I can’t believe I just typed that. But, it’s true, alhamdulillah—after 13 years of contemplation, I have finally decided that I want to be a professor of philosophy. More specifically, a Muslim philosopher who also teaches and writes. I came to this … Continue reading

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