Abstract / Synopsis
Maths comes to life in human interaction. This has consequences for the mathematics itself. This paper discusses how this ``coming to life'' of mathematics in different social arenas influences the foundations of maths. We will argue that this influence is profound, to the extent that it is hard to upkeep the idea that there is or should be one foundation on which all mathematics can be built.
Vinckier, N. "Maths Living in Social Arenas, From Practice to Foundations," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 9 Issue 2 (July 2019), pages 301-308. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201902.20 . Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol9/iss2/20