Mathematics teaches us to be wary of absolute truths and unquestionable authorities, just like democracy: like all creative processes, it cannot bear never to change. Chiara Valerio, writer, presenter and mathematician, as well as columnist for ‘L’Espresso’ and ‘Vanity Fair’, thinks so.
Her latest pamphlet ‘La matematica è politica‘ (Mathematics is political) will be presented on September 20 2021 at the Italian Cultural Institute in Hamburg. As part of the #Scrittori_inBiblioteca series, the author will talk to Francesca Bravi.
Mathematics was my apprenticeship to revolution, and by revolution I mean the inability to adhere to any logical, normative, cultural or sentimental system in which there is absolute truth, the leader, the imposed and indisputable authority – Chiara Valerio
Born in Scauri in 1978, Chiara Valerio is also head of Italian fiction at the Marsilio publishing house and works at Rai Radio3. Her latest works include: ‘Storia umana della matematica’ (2016), ‘Il cuore non si vede’ (2019), and ‘Nessuna scuola mi consola’ (2021).
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