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.