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Author’s Last Name 1 [Author’s Name] [Professor’s Name] [Course title] [Date] Dan Brown In order to show that Dan Brown's claims are false, but nevertheless they make for a good mystery, we have to see what really Dan Brown has brought in black and white. In fact, we should see, first of all, where do mysteries come from, and what do we do with them once we have them? Dan Brown is here is to encourage a shift of control from “others” to oneself in the confrontation of mysteries, and to suggest a broader conception of what can be done with mysteries as well. Why, however, would anyone be interested in mystery in the first place? A partial answer is that mystery can help mystery lovers to see a standard topic in a sharper light and enable them to acquire a deeper understanding of it as well. It can also encourage the creation of new ideas derived from any given topic—whether a part of the standard curriculum or otherwise. Although our focus is on the field of mathematics, the strategies we discuss can be applied to activities as diverse as trying to create something humorous, attempting to understand the significance of the theory of evolution, or searching for the design of a new type of car bumper.
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Author’s Last Name 2 Dan Brown offers an account of modernity we can use to establish the general context in which the writing and reading of detective fiction have flourished. In the sense I embrace here, modernity, at the most general level, enables and constrains the creation and reception of mystery fiction. Details of character and setting that distinguish one writer's work from another's derive straightforwardly from differences in individual experience. The broad, stable continuities characterizing mystery fiction as a set of related works owe their key features to the nature of mystery rather than to the nature of, for example, democracy or capitalism, as others have argued. That said, I am necessarily interested most in those elements of Dan Brown argument that have to do with the lived experience of mystery. In addition to proposing explicit strategies for mystery confrontation, there is an underlying attitude toward “coming to know” something that we would like to encourage. Coming to know something is not a “spectator sport,” although numerous textbooks, especially in mathematics, and traditional modes of
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course MANAGEMENT EM-14793 taught by Professor Lindaryaan during the Spring '08 term at Windsor.

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