[FOM] Mathematical certainty and social activity

Alex Blum blumal at mail.biu.ac.il
Wed Oct 24 05:14:53 EDT 2007

Arnon, expressions such as "mathematical norms" , "mathematical 
certainty", and "gain acceptance" in your debate with Martin, leads one 
to think, that satisfyining these conditions are the best that one can 
do. Norms however are but norms. And what does "mathematical" add to 
certainty, isn't it again a question of norms. And of course "gain 
acceptance" is  but another term of the same kind. Doesn't truth come 
into this? And  if it does how does it?
    Or is it really that pure mathematics is but the handyman of 
physics, and if it works well as a result of applying these criteria, 
then all is well.
Alex Blum

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