Mathematics For Human Flourishing
by Francis Su
- Physics & Mathematics
Why everyone should love math
For mathematician Francis Su, a society without mathematical affection is like a city without concerts, parks, or museums as math contains some of humanity’s most beautiful ideas.
In this book, written for a wide audience including those disenchanted with math, Su weaves parables, puzzles, and personal reflections to show how mathematics meets basic human desires—such as for play, beauty, justice, and love—and cultivates virtues essential for human flourishing. These desires and virtues, and the stories told here, reveal how mathematics is intimately tied to being human. Some lessons emerge from those who have struggled, including philosopher Simone Weil, whose own mathematical contributions were overshadowed by her brother’s.
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|Release Date:||February 11, 2020|