Date: Mar 26, 2013 1:43 AM
Author: David Petry
Subject: Re: Mathematics and the Roots of Postmodern Thought

On Monday, March 25, 2013 9:34:12 PM UTC-7, Virgil wrote:
> 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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