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

I have a more general question. I am not a mathematician and I do not quite understand the relationship between mathematics and the world that 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 intimate connections 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 findings in mathematics could influence our understanding of the world? From a viewpoint 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!




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~ Francis Bacon

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