FOM: A howler

Charles Silver csilver at
Tue Mar 24 07:01:20 EST 1998

	On p. 236, Hersh says: "mathematics [is] the study of certain
social-cultural-historic objects...."  This is a howler.  I think that
Hersh, as a scientist, should just admit that this view is palpably wrong,
and he should now consider how it might be modified in order to preserve
his many insights (rather than continuing to engage in distracting verbal
Charlie Silver

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