StrictlyLogical Posted February 26 Report Share Posted February 26 1 hour ago, Bill Hobba said: I will do a separate post on why I think mathematics is founded in reality Depending on your definition of what constitutes mathematics that statement may be overly broad. Although it sounds absurd, “mathematics” could include both invalid and valid forms, in such a context some mathematics definitely are not founded in reality… and could be floating abstractions at best and wholly based on imagination and irrationality at worst. On the other hand if you propose to define valid mathematics or just “mathematics” as only including that which IS founded in reality then I look forward to your delineation of what falls within and without of that classification. Abstractions are meant to be meaningfully based on and in correspondence to or connected with reality but we all know that anti-concepts, invalid and floating abstractions are all commonly found among the mental contents of a great many people. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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