[FOM] Mathematical certainty and social activity
blumal at mail.biu.ac.il
Wed Oct 24 05:14:53 EDT 2007
Arnon, expressions such as "mathematical norms" , "mathematical
certainty", and "gain acceptance" in your debate with Martin, leads one
to think, that satisfyining these conditions are the best that one can
do. Norms however are but norms. And what does "mathematical" add to
certainty, isn't it again a question of norms. And of course "gain
acceptance" is but another term of the same kind. Doesn't truth come
into this? And if it does how does it?
Or is it really that pure mathematics is but the handyman of
physics, and if it works well as a result of applying these criteria,
then all is well.
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