Mathematics Rising is about the emergence of mathematics, which grows out of the body’s contact with the world, and is as much a part of nature as we are. Vision, memory, intuition and reasoning touch each other in ways there is much to learn about. I’m intrigued by what we’re doing when we do mathematics. My own thoughts have been influenced by new insights in cognitive science, an enhanced understanding of the visual brain, and what we can see about the biology of language. I also think the seeds of mathematics share a history with art as well as science. And recent developments in neurological and cognitive sciences are now affecting philosophies of art. This blog will examine how all of these things may be related and what they tell us about our bodies, ourselves and the world we live in while keeping the focus on mathematics.
One of my hopes is that, for those who might turn away from mathematics, this discussion will increase its appeal. Even if you already love it, I hope you will find some of these observations refreshing.
About Joselle DiNunzio Kehoe:
Joselle Kehoe has a Master of Science degree in mathematics from NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. She previously received a Bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in philosophy from Fordham University. She has been teaching mathematics at the university level for more than 20 years, She is a published author, and likes to combine a broad observation of instinct, biology and self-awareness with a close look at individual days in her personal essays or memoirs. Joselle has also done some work as an artist, particularly photorealistic pencil drawings of personal subjects in shades of grey and black. She has won some local awards for her drawings.