Category Archives: Socrates

Ask Meno Questions • Discussion 4

Re: Facebook Discussion • Oguzhan Kosar The questions raised under the heading of “Foundations of Mathematics” are generally considered to fall under the “Philosophy of Mathematics”, in particular, critical reflection on the possibility of mathematical knowledge and how we come … Continue reading

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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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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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Ask Meno Questions • Code Meno Code

Adapted from Prospects for Inquiry Driven Systems 1.1.2.3. The Trees, The Forest A sticking point of the whole discussion has just been reached. In the idyllic setting of a knowledge field the question of systematic inquiry takes on the following … Continue reading

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Plato’s Puppet Returns

Re: Peter Cameron Between the discovery and the invention, Falls the Shadow, who knows, you know, By tracking backward, retracing the steps Of the tourist, who comes not to conquer, But to enjoy the winding stair to the place. That … Continue reading

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Ask Meno Questions • Discussion 3

Re: Stephen Rose In Aristotle’s De Anima or “On the Soul” there is a fine articulation of the universal join between the body and the soul, one so embedded in the marrow of our culture that it moves and shapes … Continue reading

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