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Mordechai Levy-Eichel
Lecturer, Political Science, Yale University

Mordechai Levy-Eichel is a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Representative Institutions and a lecturer in the department of political science at Yale University in Connecticut. He is writing a book on the origins of the ‘research ideal’ and the development of the modern university.

Written by Mordechai Levy-Eichel

Essay/
History of science
Mathematics as thought

Mathematical ideas are some of the most transformative and beautiful in history. So why do they get so little attention?

Mordechai Levy-Eichel