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Mathematics for Human Flourishing


Mathematics for Human Flourishing
Location: Steward Observatory N210
Presenter: Francis Su, Harvey Mudd College

For many, math is lifeless and meaningless; a bunch of rules to follow; a way to separate people rather than a way to bring them together. It’s no wonder that many have anxiety over their math experiences. I believe more people would enjoy math if they could see how it is intimately tied to what it means to be a human being and live a more fully human life. I’ll explain how math can (or should) meet basic desires that all human beings share, and builds virtues that serve each person well no matter what they do in life. A prison inmate has helped me see this more clearly than ever before.