Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Historia de la matemática y dimensión cultural de las matemáticas

Pedro Miguel González Urbaneja

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Beyond the recognized instrumental nature of mathematics, as a language
and a tool in the service of science and technology, the History of Mathematics
reveals its cultural dimension and its remarkable impact on the History of
thought. Thats why it is an instrument to dignify and culturally enrich the teaching
of Mathematics and promote their interdisciplinary integration into the harmonic
overall of the scientific, artistic and humanistic knowledge that constitutes Culture.
In a very synthetic way, it searches in the links that Mathematics has established
throughout history with the various disciplines, particularly those that in academic
sense are called humanistic. Thus we can see that in every era, many of the ideas
developed by Mathematics arise from the interaction with its cultural environment
and they revert to it as a language as well as a tool of interpretation of that whole
world.

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