Is math discovered or invented? - Jeff Dekofsky

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10 Jun 2024 28 0

Explore some of the most famous arguments in the ancient debate: is math a human construct or part of the fabric of the universe?

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Would mathematics exist if people didn't? Did we create mathematical concepts to help us understand the world around us, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Jeff Dekofsky traces some famous arguments in this ancient and hotly debated question.

Lesson by Jeff Dekofsky, animation by The Tremendousness Collective.

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