Date: Apr 5, 2013 7:40 PM
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
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.