Date: Apr 5, 2013 7:40 PM
Author: fom
Subject: Re: Matheology § 224
On 4/5/2013 6:33 PM, Nam Nguyen wrote:

> On 05/04/2013 5:24 PM, fom wrote:

>> On 4/5/2013 3:52 PM, WM wrote:

>>

>>> Do you reject mathematics in favour of matheology?

>>

>> The only theology here is to be found in WM's theocracy of one.

>

> There exists such a thing as a mathematical theology: the mathematical

> concept of the natural numbers, as "the standard structure" for the

> language of arithmetic.

>

If I prefer set theory as a foundation,

Skolem's religion has no meaning for

me.

If I view mathematics nominalistically,

then any realism is a philosophy to

which I need not adhere.

If I think about what mathematicians

do when not asked about these things,

they are just having fun.

Strange theology.