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Mathematics for Human Flourishing -- a book discussion for troubled times with Professor Courtney Gibbons

8/4/2020, 4:30 PMVIRTUAL

Whether it's been a few days or decades since you last connected with your joy for mathematics, Francis Su's book, Mathematics for Human Flourishing, will speak to you.

Each main chapter focuses on a human theme (see the list here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/table-contents-mathematics-human-flourishing-francis-su/) and describes how mathematics helps us, as humans, develop that virtue. Following each chapter is a response from Christopher Jackson, an inmate in a maximum-security federal prison, with whom Dr. Su maintains a mathematical correspondence. In the middle of a global pandemic and worldwide protests against violent racism -- events that require our response! -- we'll discuss our reading with an emphasis on how mathematics supports our growth to better face the challenges ahead.

https://www.betterworldbooks.com/product/detail/Mathematics-for-Human-Flourishing-9780300237139 (for every book purchase, Better World Books donates a book to a person in need).

There is no cost to participate in virtual events. However, the suggested donation amount is $10 “Alexander Hamilton” to support the Hamilton Fund.

Direct questions to the Office of Alumni Relations at hamily@hamilton.edu

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Anderson-Connell Alumni Center
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