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Matheology § 197
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Matheology § 197
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Jan 23, 2013 3:10 AM


Matheology § 197
"The global unity of mathematics with religion is central in Plato's work, and in his followers' such as Plotinus and Proclus, but also much later in modern times." [Mathematics and the Divine. A Historical Study edited by Teun Koetsier and Luc Bergmans, Amsterdam, Elsevier, 2005, Hardbound, 716 pp., US $250, ISBN$3: 9780444503282, ISBNIO: 0444503285 Rewieved by JeanMichel Kantor in The Mathematical Intelligencer 30, 4 (2008) 7071] Compare Goedel's proof of God and Cantor's arguing in favour of uncountable numbers and Hilbert's laudatio of Cantor's work. My often cursed noun matheology does not seem to be really far fetched.
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