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Mathematical Cultures

The London Meetings 2012-2014

  • Conference proceedings
  • © 2016


  • Provides a rare encounter between the emerging philosophy of mathematical practice and the ‘cultural turn’ in mathematics education
  • Discusses questions about the value of mathematics
  • Connects studies of mathematical practice and the motivations of school and university students of mathematics?
  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Trends in the History of Science (TRENDSHISTORYSCIENCE)

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This collection presents significant contributions from an international network project on mathematical cultures, including essays from leading scholars in the history and philosophy of mathematics and mathematics education.​

Mathematics has universal standards of validity. Nevertheless, there are local styles in mathematical research and teaching, and great variation in the place of mathematics in the larger cultures that mathematical practitioners belong to. The reflections on mathematical cultures collected in this book are of interest to mathematicians, philosophers, historians, sociologists, cognitive scientists and mathematics educators.

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Table of contents (24 papers)

  1. Second Meeting: Values

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

    Brendan Larvor

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