Date: Apr 1, 2013 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: Mathematics and the Roots of Postmodern Thought

On Apr 1, 11:31 pm, david petry <>
> On Monday, April 1, 2013 1:20:59 PM UTC-7, Dan wrote

> > On the other hand , if reality were infinite , only an infinite
> > mathematics would suffice for it .

> To paraphrase Kronecker: that may be good philosophy or theology, but it has nothing to do with real mathematics.

Tell me of a "real mathematician" who doesn't use analysis ... or a
geometer who didn't assume some form of continuum ... or a real
mathematician throughout history, Euclid included, who didn't use the
natural numbers .... the whole infinite set of them .