FOM: What is mathematics, really?, (fwd)
Stephen G Simpson
simpson at math.psu.edu
Thu Jan 15 11:47:13 EST 1998
Reuben Hersh writes:
> Professor Simpson explained his quotation from Rothstein's NY Times
> misreview of my book by saying I had already referred to it in an
> earlier posting. In fact, the reference was Stephne Maurer's. Maurer
> suspected I might consider it unfair, and asked for my reaction, which
> I gave. All this was posted before Simpson quoted Rothstein.
I don't think the FOM list has previously seen the Hersh/Maurer
correspondence. I don't recall seeing it before today. I searched
the FOM archives and didn't find it.
There is however Hersh's FOM posting of December 22, 1997:
258. [[ Reuben Hersh Dec 22 64/3349 "Re: FOM: What is mathematics,
really?, Gen Intellectual Interest, Political Agendas"]]
which is on the web as
http://www.math.psu.edu/simpson/fom/postings/9712.258
I think this was Hersh's first mention of Rothstein and postmodernism
on the FOM list.
-- Steve
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