Mathematics for Human Flourishing: Francis Su
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Francis Su - Harvey Mudd College
Math is more than just a way to describe the world, and it is more than just a set of skills, like doing arithmetic and factoring a quadratic. Math is a deeply human enterprise that fulfills basic human longings, such as for beauty and truth. When properly engaged, it builds virtues like persistence, creativity, and a competence to solve new problems. These virtues will serve you well no matter what you do in life. It was an incarcerated man--now his friend--that helped distinguished mathematician Francis Su see this more clearly than ever before.