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David Petry

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Platonism, criticism
Posted: Apr 8, 2014 12:14 PM
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Platonist: The only criticism of mathematics that I will listen
to is the claim that mathematics is inconsistent. Nothing else
interests me.

Critic: Mathematics has a serious purpose, which is to provide a
rigorous framework for the quantitative reasoning used in science
and technology. Modern mathematics is deficient as a framework for
quantitative reasoning.

Platonist: But it's not inconsistent. So I'm not listening to you.

Critic: The mistake the mathematicians make is to ignore semantics.
It's the semantics of mathematics that gives mathematics its power
in science and technology.

Platonist: Can't you see that I have my fingers in my ears and
I'm singing the "na na na na na na na" song? Shut up, imbecile.

Critic: The solution is to...

Platonist: Shut up already! Have you found an inconsistency in
mathematics? NO! Na na na na na na na...



"I am convinced that the platonism which underlies Cantorian set theory
is utterly unsatisfactory as a philosophy of our subject, despite the
apparent coherence of current set-theoretical conceptions and methods
... platonism is the medieval metaphysics of mathematics; surely we can
do better" --- Solomon Feferman





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