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Re: Skepticism, mysticism, Jewish mathematics
Posted:
Jul 29, 2006 5:48 PM


herbzet wrote: > david petry wrote:
> > As I pointed out in the article, the best explanation I can find for > > why we have mysticism in mathematics is that it seems to validate the > > beliefs of the Kabbalists. > > > There has been mysticism in mathematics since its beginnings. Read > up on the Pythagoreans, for a start.
The current form of mysticism in mathematics is definitely not Pythagorean in nature. The Pythagoreans strongly rejected a belief in a world of the infinite lying beyond what we can observe, as far as I know.



