Varieties of Mathematical Experience
THERE IS A LIMITIED amount of knowledge, practice, and aspiration which is currently manifested in the thoughts and activites of contemporary mathematicians. The mathematics that is frequently used or is in the process of emerging is part of the current consciousness. This is the material which—to use a metaphor from computer science—is in the high speed memory or storage cells. What is done, created, practiced, at any given moment of time can be viewed in two distinct ways: as part of the larger cultural and intellectual consciousness and milieu, frozen in time, or as part of a changing flow of consciousness.
KeywordsMathematical Proof Mathematical Experience Pythagorean Theorem Ideal Mathematician Intended Reader
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