Category Archives: Plato

Problems In Philosophy • 5

Re: Michael Harris • Are Your Colleagues Zombies? What makes a zombie a legitimate object of philosophical inquiry is its absence of consciousness.  And today’s question is whether mathematical research requires consciousness, or whether it could just as well be … Continue reading

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Problems In Philosophy • 4

Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • Did Euclid Really Mean ‘Random’? These are the forms of time, which imitates eternity and revolves according to a law of number. Plato • Timaeus • 38 A Benjamin Jowett (trans.) It is … Continue reading

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All Process, No Paradox : 2

These are the forms of time, which imitates eternity and revolves according to a law of number. Plato • Timaeus Re: Lou Kauffman • Iterants, Imaginaries, Matrices As serendipity would have it, Lou Kauffman, who knows a lot about the … Continue reading

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Strangers In Paradise

Re: Kilvington’s Sophismata Comment 1 On the one hand Aristotle gives us the logic of analogy (παραδειγμα). On the other hand he cautions us that different paradigms may have no common measure. It seems these Immortals are always getting ahead … Continue reading

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A Meno Acid

What answers to the Meno Paradox Comes in the moment of realizing — Gathering together the building blocks Is just the beginning of the building.

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Quotiens?

How many times do I repeat the same experience? Before I come to see it as the same experience?

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I Wonder, Wonder Who

Re: R.J. Lipton and K.W. Regan • Who Invented Boolean Functions? The question recalls recent discussions of discovery and invention in the mathematical field, bringing back to mind questions I’ve wondered about for as long as I can remember. Speaking … Continue reading

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