FOM: use and mention, objective, astronomical calculations, etc.
pratt at cs.Stanford.EDU
Mon Mar 23 12:17:40 EST 1998
> It's "obvious," as Martin Davis informed me, that mathematics is a social
>I never said anything remotely like that. It would help if you would quote.
Could clarify what you intended in the following?
Davis (March #113):
>"Reuben Hersh makes the remarkable discovery that mathematical activity
>is a social process."
Hersh (March #129):
>May I be forgiven for guessing that the "remarkable" is sarcasm?
Davis: (March #141):
Apparently like Reuben, I had interpreted this to mean that you thought
it obvious that mathematical activity was a social process. If you meant
something else, e.g. that RH is wrong about it being a social process,
it would be good to clarify this.
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