FOM: Hersh, postmodernism, Rothstein
Stephen G Simpson
simpson at math.psu.edu
Thu Jan 15 12:34:33 EST 1998
I wrote:
> 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.
Correction (thanks to Reuben Hersh): Hersh's December 22 posting
mentions postmodernism, but not Rothstein.
On the other hand, both postmodernism and Rothstein's article on Hersh
are mentioned in Hersh's December 26 posting:
271. [[ Reuben Hersh Dec 26 187/6002 "Re: FOM: Platonism v. social
constructivism"]]
which is at
http://www.math.psu.edu/simpson/fom/postings/9712.271
Incidentally, I first learned of Rothstein's article on December 20,
by reading it in the New York Times. For a while I hesitated to bring
it up on the FOM list, not because I don't agree with it (in fact I do
agree with it), but because the subject is somewhat inflammatory.
However, when Hersh himself brought it up, I couldn't resist jumping
in.
-- Steve
More information about the FOM
mailing list