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Topic: Matheology § 197
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Matheology § 197
Posted: Jan 23, 2013 3:10 AM
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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: 978-0-444-50328-2, ISBN-IO: 0-444-50328-5
Rewieved by Jean-Michel Kantor in The Mathematical Intelligencer 30, 4
(2008) 70-71]
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.

Regards, WM

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