FOM: Re: Hersh/Rota/Feferman/Lakatos
rhersh at math.unm.edu
Fri Jan 2 23:07:08 EST 1998
Mathematics (like most anything else) can be characterized in
several ways. You don't say that my characterization is
incorrect, you just say it isn't the proper kind of characterization
that you are seeking. This is true, it isn't.
I have made some beginning, partial attempts to describe
or to characterize informal but convincing mathematical
thinking. You can find some such--admittedly incomplete
and fragmentary comments--under the heading of "intuition"
in my book.
Would you be kind enough to spell out "apodictic" for me?
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