“At school, I always enjoyed maths, particularly when it involved problem-solving - so studying Maths was an obvious choice. I had never studied philosophy but started to get interested in philosophical questions…I looked into the Maths and Philosophy course and the variety it offered really appealed to me - I haven’t looked back!”
- Rosemary Walmsley, Mathematics and Philosophy
If you want to find out more about philosophy and maths and how they connect, Rosemary recommends:
The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten by Julian Baggini
Get your thinking hat on and stretch your mind with this collection of thought experiments - short scenarios that pose challenging problems.
This website has a wide range of mathematics problems, articles and interactive activities for all ages.
Thinking About Mathematics by Stewart Shapiro
Challenge yourself with this introduction to the philosophy of maths, which will guide you through the role of maths has played in philosophy throughout history.
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