On 9/7/2012 8:43 PM, Jason Resch wrote:

Platonism (or mathematical realism) is the majority viewpoint of modern mathematicians.

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`In a survey of mathematicians I know it is an even division. Of course they are all`

`methodological Platonists, but not necessarily philosophical ones.`

Computationalism (or functionalism) is the majority viewpoint of cognitive scientistsand philosophers of mind. Thus the scientific consensus is that infinite (mathematical)truth

`Except mathematical truth is just a marker, T, whose value is preserved by the rules of`

`logic. Whether a proposition that has T corresponds with any fact is another question.`

is the self-existent cause and reason for our existence.

`That is very far from a scientific consensus. I'd say majority the opinion among`

`scientists who are philosophically inclined is that mathematics and logic are languages in`

`which we create models that represent what we think about reality. This explains why`

`there can be contradictory mathematical models and even mutually inconsistent sets of`

`axioms and rules of inference.`

Few people today have realized that this is inevitable conclusion of these two commonlyheld beliefs.

Not only that a few people have rejected it. Brent -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.