In 1954 K Levi-Strauss introduced a new term-"Mathematics of Man" as an area of the ultimate cooperation between algebraic topology and pure anthropology.His first experiments in such sort of mathematics of man were made with great Andre Weil...
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Some so-called "primitive mathematics " by ancient mathematicians is trivial, but not banal. My first attempts to reconstruct well - forgotten Plato's periodic perfect numbers in 1998-1999 were are…Continue
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Jan 2012
Some fundamental mathematical problems ( for example Riemann conjecture on mysterious distribution of the prime numbers in some unknown space ) have sense even in anthropology. A. Weil , working under Riemann hypothesis, used such findings in his applications for kinship theory ( with Levy-Strauss in 1940s ).
April 2012
Visualizations in social ontologies used new interactive software ( Mathematika 8, Wolfram Corp ) is another way to do math in anthropology, digital social sciences and field work.
Martin Kemp "Leonardo' Philosophical anatomies " Green-Templeton College 26.04.12.
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Indeed, probably, Leonardo uses the same fundamental theorem and his visualizations represent perfectly performed proofs ( or demonstrations ) of the same idea. My investigations suggest that it is topological generalization of the taking Four-Vertex Theorem seriously.
However, Leonardo ( like Vladimir Arnold in 1995 ) conjectured that counter to ordinary intuition 3-dimensional case of this theorem might be exception ! This means that Leonardo had a kind of Grand Programme of Future Mathematics (“philosophy”) where his theorem was merely a part of the whole new math...
Oxford became a centre of Mathematical multiverse
The Clay Mathematics Institute announces that as of June 30, 2012, the office of its president will move from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Oxford, UK. At that time Professor Nicholas Woodhouse of Oxford University will assume the position of president.
The primary objectives and purposes of The Clay Mathematics Institute are:
The CMI will further the beauty, power and universality of mathematical thought.
The 2012 Clay Research Conference at Oxford June 18-19 (Monday and Tuesday) at Oxford University in Martin Wood Lecture Theatre of the Physics Department, in United Kingdom.
Speakers are Artur Avila, Francis Brown, Stavros Garoufalidis, Jeremy Kahn, Marc Lackenby, Vladimir Markovic and Peter Scholze.
Lost or anew? New Nonclassical complexity is needed
Some remarks on Next Left Paradigm
The American political traditions of progressivism and liberalism have long provided European social democracy with a rich vein of ideas and inspiration: from the progressive-liberal reformism exemplified by Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and, later, Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society to Bill Clinton and the New Democrat’s centrist fusion of moderate economic conservatism and social liberalism they have served–up restless models for social and economic progress, ideological contestation and political revisionism. The nation’s founding ideals, the civil rights era and the traditions of democratic accountability, civic duty and Republican liberty can all be mentioned in this regard.
Today, however, progressive parties on both sides of the Atlantic appear to be disorientated and rudderless, crucially lacking the ideological and intellectual vitality which underpinned their strength in the post-war political landscape. The US political system is in a state of paralysis and Europe’s centre-left parties have lost 19 out of the 25 elections since the fall of Lehman brothers in 2008. Progressives recognise that neoliberalism proved to be a dead end. But no new variety of capitalism has emerged to fill the void. The crisis has shifted from financial market failure to sovereign debt and on to the practice of politics and democracy: it is the question of the state – its size, its role, its efficiency – and the scale of national debt and deficits that have become the central issues in a period defined by protracted periods of low growth, austerity and squeezed living standards.
Against this backdrop, this high-level conference will explore how American and European centre-left traditions are adapting to 21st century structural constraints and ideological pressures. The circumstance of western capitalist democracies will provide for a compelling comparison of how new doctrines, new concepts and new interpretations might shape the next stages of centre-left political thought and whether they afford the possibility of a paradigm shift beyond neoliberalism.
The event is organised by Policy Network in partnership with Nufflield College University of Oxford, Harvard University, Institute for Global Law and Policy, and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), it took place at Nuffield College in Oxford on 2-3 July, 2012.
All dimensions need balance of a new type....
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