Mathematics and/as Humanities: Linking Humanistic Historical to Quantitative Approaches

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Abstract

The article reflects the state of mathematics between the natural sciences and the humanities. By arguing that mathematics is a humanities subject, it suggests a close connection between mathematics and urban morphology studies. This also applies to the discrepancy between quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches. New types of research based on quantitative methods reveal previously unknown aspects of urban phenomena. They will play an increasingly important role in future research, and it is a challenge for the humanities to effectively integrate mathematical perspectives on the human habitat.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Mathematics of Urban Morphology
EditorsLuca D'Acci
PublisherSpringer
Pages523-528
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-12381-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-12380-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameModeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology
ISSN (Print)2164-3679

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    Mager, T., & Hein, C. (2019). Mathematics and/as Humanities: Linking Humanistic Historical to Quantitative Approaches. In L. D'Acci (Ed.), The Mathematics of Urban Morphology (pp. 523-528). (Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12381-9_27