Does anyone know of philosophers that would be of particular interest to mathematicians/engineers/designers ?

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    As written, this is largely opinion-based. Can you give us clearer guidelines on what in philosophy such an individual would find interesting? – virmaior Oct 17 '17 at 6:53
  • For mathematics Hermann Weyl might be interesting. Perhaps Heinrich Schenker? George Spencer Brown? Rudolph Steiner had a lot to say about design and architecture. – PeterJ Oct 17 '17 at 11:50
  • Occam's razor may be useful. Ludwig Wittgenstein was a mathematician and engineer. Actually, a lot of the early philosophers did everything (philosophy, science, math). But anyway, I'm with virmaior--there needs to be more in the description. – Adam Uraynar Oct 18 '17 at 22:19

Plato. His theory of "Forms," ideal, perfect, abstract conceptual entities, continues to have a currency among mathematicians it has largely lost elsewhere, and is also of continuing interest to engineers and designers.


If what I heard is true, Swami Rama Tirtha, an Indian Sanyasin was one such philosopher. Read more about him from this link:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rama_Tirtha

Once I have read his visions connecting Philosophy and Mathematics.

Here is a quote from http://www.ramatirtha.org/rama.htm

Rama was a brilliant student, especially in mathematics. After completing his degree, he served for a while as Professor of Mathematics in the Forman Christian College. It was at this stage that his spiritual life began to blossom.

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