Presentation Title

Gods and Numbers

Presenter Information

James M. WaldeckFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Religion, Mathematics, Numbers

Biography

Mike Waldeck Jr is an undergraduate at Marshall University.

Major

Philosophy, Mathematics, and Spanish

Advisor for this project

Dr. Jeffrey Ruff

Start Date

18-4-2019 9:15 AM

End Date

18-4-2019 10:30 AM

Abstract

In every culture, religion is not practiced in isolation from the occupations and ideas practiced by its people. Similarly, ideas and occupations are necessarily influenced by the religions of the people in those societies. This is especially true with mathematics, since mathematics is a practice that builds upon and applies foundational ideas. In this essay, we will explore some of the foundational ideas present in the Sumerian and Greek number systems in an attempt to understand the relationship between a society’s foundational ideas and its metaphysics and theology.

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Gods and Numbers

In every culture, religion is not practiced in isolation from the occupations and ideas practiced by its people. Similarly, ideas and occupations are necessarily influenced by the religions of the people in those societies. This is especially true with mathematics, since mathematics is a practice that builds upon and applies foundational ideas. In this essay, we will explore some of the foundational ideas present in the Sumerian and Greek number systems in an attempt to understand the relationship between a society’s foundational ideas and its metaphysics and theology.