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Re: Louis Paul Benezet and the 'Journal of Humanistic Mathematics'
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May 7, 2011 2:25 AM


I was an attender at the webinar, working from TaborSpace (a study area).
The magazine has lots of interesting content and I went browsing while listening to the discussants (I had no microphone, though added my two cents by chat).
I don't recall Benezet being all that prominent in the discussion, but I may have missed that part. It's all recorded at Maria's site  or that's her usual practice.
What I gathered from the webinar is that this journal is aware of what I've often repeated, that all math is ethnomath (meaning you cannot separate mathematics from surrounding ethnography  why try? Doesn't philosophy matter to you?).
Here's my journal entry mentioning the meeting: http://worldgame.blogspot.com/2011/05/philosophytalk.html
To have everything hinge on any one figure, be that Piaget, Benezet, Escalante or anyone, seems a rather dimwitted approach to any narrative. Lets get beyond messianic tellings, if we want to spare any future messiahs from their fate as scapegoats and/or villains.
Kirby
On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 4:45 PM, Richard Hake <rrhake@earthlink.net> wrote: > Some subscribers to MathTeach might be interested in discussionlist post > "Louis Paul Benezet and the 'Journal of Humanistic Mathematics' " [Hake > (2011)].



