Thursday, September 24, 2020

Still wondering after all these years …

… What Is Math? | Science | Smithsonian Magazine. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

Cunningham had unwittingly re-ignited a very ancient and unresolved debate in the philosophy of science. What, exactly, is math? Is it invented, or discovered? And are the things that mathematicians work with—numbers, algebraic equations, geometry, theorems and so on—real?

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