Date: Apr 1, 2013 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: Mathematics and the Roots of Postmodern Thought
On Apr 1, 11:31 pm, david petry <david_lawrence_pe...@yahoo.com>
> 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 .