On 5/20/2012 9:39 AM, Evgenii Rudnyi wrote:

Stephen,## Advertising

I have a more general question. I am not a mathematician and I do notquite understand the relationship between mathematics and the worldthat surround me.

Dear Evgenii,

`I am just a person with insatiable curiosity and the strange`

`ability/curse of dyslexia. I consider myself a student of philosophy. I`

`think of mathematics as a more precise form of language and that it is,`

`like all other languages, a representation of experience in the`

`collective sense. Some people believe that there is a one-to-one and`

`onto relationship between mathematics and the totality of what exists. I`

`do not have sufficient information for form an opinion yet.`

It seems to me that your writing implies that there is the intimateconnections between mathematics and the Universe.

`Well, our ability to understand representations, mathematical or`

`purely linguistic, argues strongly for some kind of intimate`

`relationship between representations and the Universe (which is to me a`

`word representing the totality of what exists).`

Could you please express your viewpoint in more detail on why findingsin mathematics could influence our understanding of the world? From aviewpoint of a not-mathematician this looks a bit like a numerology.

`We use mathematics to reason and argue about the world because that`

`is all we have. We cannot communicate with each other without the`

`ability to represent. These are good questions!`

Evgenii

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