Date: Mar 26, 2013 12:34 AM
Author: Virgil
Subject: Re: Mathematics and the Roots of Postmodern Thought

In article <8591e4d8-0af9-4de8-909c-dd5da3a40326@googlegroups.com>,
david petry <david_lawrence_petry@yahoo.com> wrote:


> If we agree that the purpose of mathematics is to help us reason about real
> world phenomena


That may be the view of applied mathematicians, engineers and such like,
but is not necessarily part of the view of pure mathematicians who view
mathematics as its own justification.
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