How a Math Class Can Be Two Places at Once: A Proposed Mathematical/Philosophical Collaboration

Eric S. Egge and Steven Gimbel
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2002)
Pages 263–268


The movement to integrate mathematics back into the general curriculum has largely focused on those students who tend to avoid mathematics and ignore those students who have chosen to major in mathematics. We propose a course designed for mathematics and philosophy majors, team-taught by a mathematician and a philosopher, to act as a model for bringing a more humanistic view of mathematics to mathematics majors and a more mathematical view of the humanities to philosophy majors.