Las matemáticas como herramienta de opresion en los estados unidos



Palabras clave:

Galileu, Fibonacci, poder, opresión


La reciente politización de las matemáticas ha generado cuestionamientos sobre su pedagogía en las escuelas estadounidenses, pero estos problemas no reconocen a las matemáticas como una herramienta potencialmente opresiva. En este ensayo, demuestro que hay fuerzas mucho más grandes disponibles que mejoran la forma en que las personas piensan sobre las matemáticas y cómo las personas las consideran en sus vidas es mucho más valiosa. Aquí, exploro brevemente tres eras distintas de desarrollo matemático que produjeron tres respuestas culturales distintas. El primero es Fibonacci, cuyo trabajo fue generalmente aceptado y evitó las críticas. El siguiente es Galileo, un matemático que enfrentó un importante retroceso y cuya investigación y progreso fueron detenidos y prohibidos. Luego miro a los Estados Unidos y destaco la capacidad de un gobierno para obtener el control de las estructuras matemáticas sin la capacidad de sofocar por completo la publicación y la investigación. Trazaré un arco a través de estas tres eras distintas para concluir la forma más efectiva de desmantelar las estructuras de poder basadas en las matemáticas: un esfuerzo mutuo para nivelar las jerarquías que involucran por igual a quienes están en el poder y a quienes están a merced de la estructura misma.


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O. Ratliff, J. (2023). Las matemáticas como herramienta de opresion en los estados unidos. Prometeica - Revista De Filosofía Y Ciencias, (27), 710–719.
Recebió: 2023-07-12
Publicado: 2023-07-27

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