FOM: social construction of mathematics?

Charles Silver csilver at
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.

Charlie Silver

More information about the FOM mailing list