Article ID: CBB000953542

Mathematical Marriages: Intercourse between Mathematics and Semiotic Choice (2009)

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This paper examines the interaction between Semiotic choices and the presentation and solution of a family of contemporary mathematical problems centred around the so-called `stable marriage problem'. I investigate how a socially restrictive choice of signs impacts mathematical production both in terms of problem formation and of solutions. I further note how the choice of gendered language ends up constructing a reality, which duplicates the very structural framework that it imported into mathematical analysis in the first place. I go on to point out some semiotic lines of flight from this interlocking grip of mathematics and gendered language.

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Authors & Contributors
Boer, Bas de
Te Molder, Hedwig
Sonia N. Das
Brenda Moore-McCann
Clementina Gily Reda
Gaspard, Jeoffrey
Journals
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Studi dellaportiani
Synthese
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Social Studies of Science
Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales
Publishers
University of Chicago Press
L'Harmattan
De Gruyter Mouton
University of Minnesota
Concepts
Semiotics
Linguistics; philology
Information science
Mathematics
Human evolution
Visual representation; visual communication
People
Sottsass, Ettore, Jr.
Hayne, Johann
Onck, Andries van
Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg
Esquirol, Jean Étienne Dominique
Whorf, Benjamin
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
Renaissance
21st century
20th century, early
17th century
Places
French Guiana
Italy
China
India
Institutions
Olivetti S.p.A (Firm)
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