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date: 18 October 2019

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“Mathematics and Root Interdisciplinarity: Historical Perspectives” examines how mathematics meets criteria in the age of the inter- and transdisciplinarity of being a discipline that lies at the root of other disciplines. The chapter surveys the historical range of mathematics as directly applicable to a wide set of phenomena, practices, and developments in many other fields of learning and human endeavor. This brief reflection suggests that the application of mathematics to other domains is partially at least a function of what mathematics is considered to be.

Keywords: mathematics, geometry, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Pythagoras, interidisciplinarity, fundamental discipline, pure science, applied science, metamathematics

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