The Role of Mathematics in Liberal Arts Education

  title={The Role of Mathematics in Liberal Arts Education},
  author={J. Grabiner},
  • J. Grabiner
  • Published 2014
  • Mathematics, Political Science
  • The history of the continuous inclusion of mathematics in liberal education in the West, from ancient times through the modern period, is sketched in the first two sections of this chapter. Next, the heart of this essay (Sects. 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7) delineates the central role mathematics has played throughout the history of Western civilization: not just a tool for science and technology, mathematics continually illuminates, interacts with, and sometimes challenges fields like art, music… CONTINUE READING
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