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Philosophy of mathematics asks questions about mathematical theories and practices. It can include questions about the nature or reality of numbers, the ground and limits of formal systems and the nature of the different mathematical disciplines.

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I don't think there is much philosophical significance in what he said. Basically, he is saying that the complex field is a nice field to work with---and indeed it is. For example, every n degree poly …
answered Apr 17 by Eli Bashwinger
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Ah! I found it! It was in his book The Philosophy of Logical Atomism (see the chapter entitled Logical Atomism (1924), which starts on page 126): The only way in which work on mathematical logic …
answered May 4 '18 by Eli Bashwinger
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My memory seems to be failing me at the moment, but I seem to recall Russell saying something like the following on some occasion: The consistency of mathematics does not show that it is true but …
asked May 1 '18 by Eli Bashwinger
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From what I gather, for realists who are especially fond of a good old-fashioned Mathematical Platonism incorporated in their ontology, there seem to be two ways of getting at it. The first seems to b …
asked Nov 9 '17 by Eli Bashwinger