Below is a list of readings, from a variety of different fields, pertaining to mathematical beauty. We’ve put a star by the ones we have found particularly useful.

- (*) Aigner, M., Ziegler, G., & Hofmann, K. (2010). Proofs from THE BOOK,

Dordrecht: Springer-Verlag. - Chandrashekar, S. (1987) Truth and Beauty. Aesthetics and Motivations in

Science. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. - Goldie, P. (2011). The Ethics of Aesthetic Bootstrapping. In
*The Aesthetic Mind*, Schellekens & Goldie, eds. Oxford. - Hardy, G.H. (1940). A Mathematician’s Apology. Cambridge: University Press.
- Jakobson, B. and Wickman, P.-O. (2008). The Roles of Aesthetic Experience in Elementary School Science. Research in Science Education, 38, 45-65.
- (*) Rota, G.C. (1997) Phenomenology of Mathematical Beauty.
*Synthese*111 (2):171-182. - McAllister, J.W. (2005) Mathematical Beauty and the Evolution of the Standards of Mathematical Proof. M. Emmer, ed.,
*The Visual Mind II*, 15 – 34. - Rob van Gerwin (2011). Mathematical Beauty and Perceptual Presence.
*Philosophical Investigations*34 (3):249-267. - (*) Dreyfus, T., & Eisenberg, T. (1986). On the aesthetics of mathematical thought.
*For the Learning of Mathematics*, 6(1), 2–10. (link) - (*) Netz, R. (2005). The Aesthetics of Mathematics: A Study. In
*Visualization, Explanation, and Reasoning Styles in Mathematics*, Mancosu, P, Jorgensen, K, and Pedersen S. (Eds), Springer. (link) - Reber, R, Schwarz,N. and Winkleman, P. (2004). Processing Fluency and Aesthetic Pleasure: Is Beauty in the Perceiver’s Processing Experience?
*Personality and Social Psychology Review*8:364. - Sartwell, Crispin, “Beauty”,
*The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2012 Edition)*, Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2012/entries/beauty/>. - Scarry, E. (1998). On Beauty and Being Just. Princeton University Press.
- Sinclair, N. (2002) The Kissing Triangles: The Aesthetics of Mathematical Discovery. International Journal for Mathematical Learning. 7: 45-63. (link)
- Sinclair, N. (2004). The Roles of the Aesthetic in Mathematical Inquiry.
*Mathematical Thinking and Learning*, 6(3), 261-284. - (*) Tatarkiewicz, W. (1972). The Great Theory of Beauty and Its Decline.
*The journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism*, 31 (2), 165-180. - (*) Tappenden, J. (2012). Fruitfulness as a Theme in the Philosophy of Mathematics.
*The Journal of Philosophy*, 204-219. - Todd, C. S. Unmasking the truth beneath the beauty: why the supposed aesthetic judgements made in science may not be aesthetic at all.
*International Studies in the Philosophy of Science*. 22, 1, p. 61-79. (link) - Tymoczko, T. (1993). Value judgements in mathematics: Can we treat mathematics

as an art? In A.M. White (Ed.), Essays in humanistic mathematics.

Washington, DC: MAA, 67-77.

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What role could beauty play in school mathematics? (Can students really do this?!?)

- Griffiths, M. (2011). Where has all the beauty gone? Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 32(2).(here)
- Sinclair, N. 2006. Mathematics and Beauty: Aesthetic Approaches to Teaching Children. New York: Teachers College Press.

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