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Virgil
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Re: Matheology � 249
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Apr 15, 2013 3:11 PM


In article <faec9f974f024f81b8a7051e08236411@z4g2000vbz.googlegroups.com>, WM <mueckenh@rz.fhaugsburg.de> wrote:
"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. It seems to me that complete clearness as to this state of things first became common property through that new departure in mathematics which is known by the name of mathematical logic or Axiomatics.¹ The progress achieved by axiomatics consists in its having neatly separated the logicalformal from its objective or intuitive content; according to axiomatics the logicalformal alone forms the subjectmatter of mathematics, which is not concerned with the intuitive or other content associated with the logicalformal. . . . [On this view it is clear that] mathematics as such cannot predicate anything about perceptual objects or real objects. In axiomatic geometry the words point,¹ straight line,¹ etc., stand only for empty conceptual schemata."
Albert Einstein 



