Date: Apr 1, 2013 11:34 AM
Author: Frederick Williams
Subject: Re: Mathematics and the Roots of Postmodern Thought

Dan wrote:

> While we can use thought experiments to reason about the physical
> world, my point is that mathematics is 'the domain of thought' , and
> as such , the only kind of experiment you can have in mathematics is a
> 'thought experiment' . Falsifiability in mathematics is a category
> error .

What about Lakatos's Proofs and Refutations?

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by
this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Jonathan Swift: Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting