## Philosophy of Mathematics

An element of what makes human beings successful, in both the short view and the evolutionary perspective, is the capacity to teach one another. The fisherman's dilemma posits that if a man is given a fish he will eat for a day, but if a man is taught to fish he will eat for a lifetime and it is in this statement that a core principle of mathematical logic is revealed. All problems can be solved using the scaffolding created by those who came before us, and our own capacity to think critically about a problem.

We build our capacity for critical thinking as we work to solve problems, both independently and as a group. Solving a complex problem is highly similar to the fisherman's adage if it is solved without teaching us, we learn nothing. All of mathematics comes down to integrating learned strategies to analyze new situations, like manipulating large data sets for analytical studies or formulating mathematical models of real world situations to better track logistic spending and decrease wasteful spending. When dealing with today's logistics based problems, one needs to have the ability to critically think about these problems. Critical thinking is not an innate skill, it it constructed through great effort and exposure to new ways of problem solving, and in this regard there is no better teacher than the field of mathematics.

Mathematics is, ultimately, the study of how to process information and think logically. It is what allows companies to make the decisions to help them grow and succeed in the highly competitive marketplaces they exist within. To learn and use mathematics is what allows one to see more than just surrounding problems, but future complications as well. To learn from your predecessors and make use of surrounding analytics, is what makes the difference between failure and survival in a globalized world.

We build our capacity for critical thinking as we work to solve problems, both independently and as a group. Solving a complex problem is highly similar to the fisherman's adage if it is solved without teaching us, we learn nothing. All of mathematics comes down to integrating learned strategies to analyze new situations, like manipulating large data sets for analytical studies or formulating mathematical models of real world situations to better track logistic spending and decrease wasteful spending. When dealing with today's logistics based problems, one needs to have the ability to critically think about these problems. Critical thinking is not an innate skill, it it constructed through great effort and exposure to new ways of problem solving, and in this regard there is no better teacher than the field of mathematics.

Mathematics is, ultimately, the study of how to process information and think logically. It is what allows companies to make the decisions to help them grow and succeed in the highly competitive marketplaces they exist within. To learn and use mathematics is what allows one to see more than just surrounding problems, but future complications as well. To learn from your predecessors and make use of surrounding analytics, is what makes the difference between failure and survival in a globalized world.