What are numbers? Did we make them, or were we given them? How do they affect us? Are there people who do not have numbers? Gordon interviews Anthropologist Caleb Everett, author of a forthcoming book that gives a sweeping study of numbers and how they radically shape the way we understand our world. 

Caleb Everett. Numbers and the Making of us: Counting and the Course of Human Cultures. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017.

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