Abstract / Synopsis
Who gets called a genius, and why? What effect does having a special category of people called "geniuses" have on an intellectual community and on individuals within it? Drawing on my own experience, and reflecting on writings by Moon Duchin, Elizabeth Gilbert, and others, I try to find some answers.
James Propp, "The Genius Box," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 11 Issue 2 (July 2021), pages 451-464. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.202102.27. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol11/iss2/27