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.