tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post2637155063177122358..comments2018-01-22T21:34:18.834+00:00Comments on M-Phi: What is Mathematical Philosophy? (1)Jeffrey Ketlandhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753975411670884721noreply@blogger.comBlogger18125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-4460175207762319692016-01-29T19:43:13.631+00:002016-01-29T19:43:13.631+00:00Relationships in nature are a-priory that man-mad...Relationships in nature are a-priory that man-made math language can express a-posteriori. Example: PI (3.14) is a man-made expression of a relationship within a circle. The relationship exists without humans. The mathmatical expression, of 3.14, exists only in the human mind.<br />Ken B. ken binghamhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11132253079099382646noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-49912660439871674122016-01-28T20:50:23.420+00:002016-01-28T20:50:23.420+00:00Wow its introduce new mathematical philosophy and ...Wow its introduce new mathematical philosophy and this article tell us how to use this philosophy in algebra question thanks for sharing <a href="http://www.academictranscriptionservices.com/" rel="nofollow">university transcription services</a> .Allen jeleyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10312119051975318074noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-63540569206281689062014-05-18T06:00:51.206+01:002014-05-18T06:00:51.206+01:00This comment has been removed by the author.J. Joneshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01428834293413230830noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-69058966168091698132014-03-13T03:28:51.847+00:002014-03-13T03:28:51.847+00:00Jeff,
I was wondering if you have posted, "...Jeff, <br /><br />I was wondering if you have posted, "What is Mathematical Philosophy (2)? I have not found it on your site. Have you posted it? If so, where? If not, when do you plan write and post it? I really liked the first post and am eager to read the second. Thanks much<br /><br />JasonJ. Joneshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01428834293413230830noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-11822123543832656732014-03-05T22:29:09.548+00:002014-03-05T22:29:09.548+00:00In what sense is the magnetic field $\mathbf{B}$ &...In what sense is the magnetic field $\mathbf{B}$ "a creation of the human mind"?<br /><br />JeffJeffrey Ketlandhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01753975411670884721noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-65020675518593182642014-03-05T10:11:18.994+00:002014-03-05T10:11:18.994+00:00Hi Jeffrey,
I disagree with your thought that math...Hi Jeffrey,<br />I disagree with your thought that mathematics exists a priori. It is a creation of the human mind and in deed without human beings there would be no mathematics. It is true that it is used to model reality but it is not the basic structure of reality. Any mathematical model of reality means nothing unless there is clear interpretation that maps the equations to a given domain of discourse. Owino<br />Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-42040240120894647622014-03-05T10:00:36.658+00:002014-03-05T10:00:36.658+00:00Hi Manuel,
You could as well have a look out for M...Hi Manuel,<br />You could as well have a look out for Mario Bunge at McGill University. He refers to his mathematical philosophy as 'exact philosophy'. By the way he is from Argentina too.<br />OwinoAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-83051753913844428012013-12-26T09:18:19.081+00:002013-12-26T09:18:19.081+00:00Hi Manuel,
I'm Sina and I'm a masters stud...Hi Manuel,<br />I'm Sina and I'm a masters student at Western University in Canada. Actually I'm studying differential geometry, but I also have interests in Category theory, Topos Theory and Mathematical Philosophy. I'm going to take Math-Phil next semester with John Bell, an outstanding professor in our university. I highly recommend to look at his homepage. I think it would be extremely helpful and you can certainly get some idea how and where to start.<br />http://publish.uwo.ca/~jbell/ <br /><br /><br />SinaSina Hazratpourhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08444098678109432856noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-42594585049339305722013-05-28T03:42:32.938+01:002013-05-28T03:42:32.938+01:00Jeff -
Hi there. My name is Manuel and I'm a ...Jeff -<br /><br />Hi there. My name is Manuel and I'm a soon-to-be Phd student from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm a pure math major, highly interested in philosophy. I was just thinking of doing a Phd in Philosophy of Mathematics / Epistemology or why not, Mathematical Philosophy.<br /><br />The thing is I'm really keen on Category Theory, Differential Geometry, and so on. But I have no idea where to start when it comes to approaching Philosophy.<br /><br />Any recommendations?<br /><br />I'll be looking forward to your response.<br /><br />Thanks a lot and keep the blog going. It's great.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br /><br />Mannymanuhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05572162329543656846noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-79565401713548714872013-05-14T19:52:51.371+01:002013-05-14T19:52:51.371+01:00Hello Jeff. I'm a retired math prof and enjoy ...Hello Jeff. I'm a retired math prof and enjoy playing around with obscure research projects as a hobby, restricting my efforts to classical complex analysis. I've developed theory that I can use to exemplify some physical/philosophical ideas such as Lem's ergodic theory of history (science fiction author) and multiple universe propsals. The examples are extremely limited, but do demonstrate these ideas in the context of the comlpex plane. My question: what should I call these short excursions? Mathematical philosophy examples? John Gillhttp://www.johngill.netnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-47462320466605228642013-03-25T03:03:26.570+00:002013-03-25T03:03:26.570+00:00Jeff,
I'm not sure I follow. In 1 and 2 you ...Jeff,<br /><br />I'm not sure I follow. In 1 and 2 you seem to be saying he is not a real mathematician, so his attempt to use math to structure philosophical ideas is untrustworthy. <br /><br />I haven't seen the video, but I seem to remember that sets are what name events for him. So then the empty set (written as the symbol) names the event with no (determinant) elements, which one could call nothingness. I'm not sure I see a problem.kevinhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04460871307887761775noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-11322115415315230132013-03-24T16:29:56.078+00:002013-03-24T16:29:56.078+00:00Kevin,
To amplify a bit, I read Badiou's Bei...Kevin, <br /><br />To amplify a bit, I read Badiou's Being & Event (1988) a couple of years ago, I had heard of him from a brief mention of him by Sokal & Bricmont. Additionally, I watched a Youtube video of a talk by Badiou a few months ago. I noted three things:<br /><br />1. He seems to have proved no theorems & no lemmas. I can find no specific intellectual contribution.<br /><br />2. In the video, he writes down the empty set symbol, "$\varnothing$", the wrong way round.<br /><br />3. He states that this symbol, "$\varnothing$", is a name of nothing. He states, "It's the name of pure indetermination. It is not the name of something determinate. Because nothingness is the absence of determination." <br /><br />On 3, he is confused: the symbol is not the name of nothingness: rather, it is a name of the empty set, $\varnothing$, which is something, namely a set that has no elements. (If anything, $\varnothing$ is highly determinate: it is unique.)<br /><br />So, it seems he doesn't really understand what he's talking about.<br /><br />JeffJeffrey Ketlandhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01753975411670884721noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-37242106829511280092013-03-24T16:22:29.173+00:002013-03-24T16:22:29.173+00:00Thank you very much Jeff. I am truly touched that ...Thank you very much Jeff. I am truly touched that you went to the trouble of writing this post. I asked my question in a joking fashion and did not expect that you would attempt to answer it. I certainly look forward to reading your second post. Michael Ezrahttp://undertheoculartree.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-53891510474632332072013-03-24T16:11:07.299+00:002013-03-24T16:11:07.299+00:00Why not?Why not?kevinhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04460871307887761775noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-6185140407906988202013-03-24T15:49:20.521+00:002013-03-24T15:49:20.521+00:00No.No.Jeffrey Ketlandhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01753975411670884721noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-62570341025744805892013-03-24T15:41:17.930+00:002013-03-24T15:41:17.930+00:00Does Badiou's version of math ontology qualify...Does Badiou's version of math ontology qualify as m-phi?kevinhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04460871307887761775noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-32186853611435947812013-03-24T15:20:28.650+00:002013-03-24T15:20:28.650+00:00Thanks, Sara
I think if there were no human being...Thanks, Sara<br /><br />I think if there were no human beings, there would be mathematics; mathematics is the basic structure of reality. <br /><br />I don't think human beings are particularly significant though - they are large conglomerations of organic molecules. Interesting and important to each other, of course! But reality wouldn't miss them if they disappeared.<br /><br />JeffJeffrey Ketlandhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01753975411670884721noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4987609114415205593.post-11891540576269095622013-03-24T14:55:22.971+00:002013-03-24T14:55:22.971+00:00Hi. Do you think it is possible to NOT believe in ...Hi. Do you think it is possible to NOT believe in mathematics? Where would you put this on your spectrum? To be clear - the argument is - if there were no human beings, there would be no mathematics. Mathematics does not exist apriori. <br /><br />sara kielhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03917406518623774927noreply@blogger.com