I understand your logic but then immediately comes a question where mathematics objects exist. In this case Bruno is consistent when he says that everything is formed from the mathematical objects in Platonia. Do you mean the same?

I personally still at the position that there are some material objects, atoms, molecules, crystals, etc., that are independent from the mind. I believe that this is quite a typical position for natural sciences. Then it is hard to imagine how mathematical objects coexist with physical objects. Some sort of dualism?


On 04.03.2012 17:28 Brian Tenneson said the following:
There is an important distinction between the names and notations of
mathematics and the objects of study of mathematics.  I believe the
former are inventions of humans while the latter exist independently
of mankind. For example, I am saying that the symbol 0 is an
invention of mankind but what is pointed to by the symbol 0 is not an
invention of mankind.

I can't give you absolute proof especially when we're going to
assume different things (i.e., we live in different paradigms).  One
thing that gives me a clue about my conclusion is that mathematical
objects will not exist any less if humanity were to go extinct.
However, arguing that is like arguing for a particular answer to a

On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 8:12 AM, Evgenii Rudnyi<use...@rudnyi.ru>

Yet, according to my current view, mathematics has been created by
the mankind.

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