Date: Apr 5, 2013 8:25 PM
Author: Tanu R.
Subject: Re: Matheology § 224

fom schrieb:

> 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.


In rewardation do we do STICK? Yep, thats right imho.