Mathematics as an Agent of Dialogue in the Society

  • Joseph Varghese Kureethara Christ(Deemed to be university)
  • Mayamma Joseph Christ(Deemed to be university)
Keywords: Abstract Mathematics, Dialogue in Mathematics, Infinity, Mathematical Anxiety, Mathematics and Society, Philosophy of Mathematics, Numbers, Practical Mathematics


Though Mathematics is mostly considered as a subject
of the intelligent, it is used by everybody for daily activities. It
acts as an efficient agent of dialogue in the society. Its role in
transferring abstract knowledge to concrete experience, in
interpreting the unknown and as a tool for problem-solving are
discussed in this paper. Mathematics also helps human beings to
transcend from concrete experience to abstract knowledge. This
paper showcases various elements of Mathematics over a wide
spectrum, from those useful in everyday life of human beings to
the discussions on potential and actual infinity. Mathematics is
an integral part of human life and an essential tool in knowing
the universe. We do not deliberately side with any of the schools
in Mathematics or that of Philosophy.

Author Biographies

Joseph Varghese Kureethara, Christ(Deemed to be university)

Dr Joseph Varghese Kureethara is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Christ University, Bengaluru. His areas of research are Discrete Mathematics, Church History and Liturgy.

Mayamma Joseph, Christ(Deemed to be university)

Dr Mayamma Joseph is a Professor of Mathematics at Christ University, Bengaluru. Her areas of interest are Graph Theory, Pedagogy and Mysticism.


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How to Cite
Kureethara, J. V., & Joseph, M. (2017). Mathematics as an Agent of Dialogue in the Society. Journal of Dharma, 42(2), 121-136. Retrieved from