Mathematics 2013-2014

2013-2014

Structuralism: An Alternative to Mathematical Platonism

Structuralism is, at its simplest, a viable alternative to Platonism the idea that mathematical objects, just like any other objects, have Platonic forms. Instead, structuralism posits that objects don't need to exist abstractly, or even have some inherent nature, but that these objects gain their significance only from their relationships with other mathematical objects.

The Invention of Mathematics

It has been claimed that mathematics was invented. This claim is absurd.

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When Foresight Is 20/20: Endowment Gains 27 Percent in One Stroke Thanks to $10 Investment 24 Years Ago

At a time when many small liberal arts universities are struggling, the University of Dallas has some good news to offer: The strategic sale of the apartment complex owned by the university for 24 years has increased the endowment by nearly 27 percent, or $16 million, bringing the current value to over $76 million. Further, this increase is predicted to eventually generate an additional $800,000 annually for UD's operations, capital and maintenance budgets.

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