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I am a graduate student studying mathematics at MIT.
I was an undergraduate studying mathematics at Princeton University.
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Can formal logic give a precise notion of “canonical”?
Usul's idea is somewhat similar to what I had in mind. 
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Why higher category theory?
This gives some good motivation: math.harvard.edu/~lurie/282ynotes/LectureVQuasiCategories.pdf 
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Why higher category theory?
Where can I find the book towards higher category theory? I can't seem to find it. 
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Intuition behind $\zeta(2) = \frac{\pi^2}{6}$
Could there be a motivic reason? Isn't Grothendieck's conjecture supposed to imply that all algebraic relations between periods have a geometric origin? Zeta(2) appears as a period of pi_1(P^1{0,1,infty}) it would come up in H^3 of a quotient of (P^1{0,1,infty})^3. 
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Understanding/Mastering Analysis in Topology, necessary?
I think complex/algebraic geometers have a similar issue in using the Hodge decomposition, which has purely algebraic consequences not all of which have a known purely algebraic proof, but without knowing how to prove the decomposition. 
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