## Essays in Humanistic Mathematics |

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### Contents

Towards a Pedagogy of Confusion by Stephen I Brown | 107 |

Mathematical Orchards and the Perry | 141 |

When is Calculus Humanistic? by Robert Davis | 165 |

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