On 4/5/2013 6:33 PM, Nam Nguyen wrote: > On 05/04/2013 5:24 PM, fom wrote: >> On 4/5/2013 3:52 PM, WM wrote: >> >>> Do you reject mathematics in favour of matheology? >> >> The only theology here is to be found in WM's theocracy of one. > > There exists such a thing as a mathematical theology: the mathematical > concept of the natural numbers, as "the standard structure" for the > language of arithmetic. >
If I prefer set theory as a foundation, Skolem's religion has no meaning for me.
If I view mathematics nominalistically, then any realism is a philosophy to which I need not adhere.
If I think about what mathematicians do when not asked about these things, they are just having fun.