Math as ‘One of the Great Humanities’

Before World War II, Americans had no particular love nor respect for mathematics because mathematicians weren’t focused on “practical” endeavours. But instead of asserting its usefulness in science like his peers, Cassius Jackson Keyser went the opposite direction. He argued that mathematics was a humanist pursuit, integral to the development of civilisation in man. For Keyser, mathematics instilled civilised ideals within people and should be pursued to better oneself and our society. Read full article here

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