FOM: shipman views

Reuben Hersh rhersh at
Tue Jan 20 16:13:09 EST 1998

> X  On Tue, 20 Jan 1998 JSHIPMAN at wrote:
> > I think I finally understand what Hersh is driving at.  I had seen all along
> > that he is obviously right about the social nature of mathematics
> > ... in order to assail Hersh, we must have ready a definition of
> > mathematics that is better than his.   if  his definition  ends up 
calling the same things "mathematics" that ours does--then he needs to explain
 why there should be any uniquely objective area of human thought.  To 
refute him we must find some math which his definition misses or non-math 
it includes!-Joe Shipman > > 

 I agree!
> Reuben Hersh

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