FOM: social construction of mathematics?
csilver at sophia.smith.edu
Thu Mar 19 06:42:29 EST 1998
On Wed, 18 Mar 1998, Vaughan Pratt wrote:
> It seems to me that there is some truth to both sides, that mathematics
> is there all along, *and* it is what we make of it.
This is too simple. There aren't just two sides, there are lots
of slightly different positions. I think Hersh may think it's "boolean"
also: Platonism and his view.
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