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comment by Odder

I know a bit of the history, but not much. From what I understand math was basically the backbone of the whole quadrivium (arithmetic, geometry, music, astronomy) throughout the whole middle ages and the renaissance. It's just weird that math is still thought of that way, even though it is often grouped in with the sciences rather than liberal arts.

bfv  ·  1219 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Where they're in separate colleges, math is often in the same college as the liberal arts rather than the physical sciences.