The Philosophy of Mathematics
Well hello everyone! This is a new section devoted to philosophical questions related to mathematics.
The philosophy of mathematics is an important and interesting subject. As history has demonstrated, every great leap in mathematics is a philosophical step forward. A mathematician never needs to stop and ask 'what is a number' in order to solve an equation. However, in order to enter into new understandings of the world around us, mathematics is utilised as a langue allowing us to 'make sense' of these 'deeper' elements of reality.
All great mathematical, scientific or technological breakthroughs are, at their core, philosophical steps forward. Let us also remember that many pivotal philosophers were also mathematicians, including: DesCartes, Leibniz, Frege, Whitehead, etc. This section is aimed at stimulating discussion that can help expand our understanding of mathematics as a subject and provoke new ways at looking at the world through the use of numbers.
Feel free to post any questions or comments.... the only one who loses a philosophical argument is the person who refuses to speak!
We look forward to hearing from you! (Happy)