Is Mathematics Discovered or invented?
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Dec3-05, 07:18 PM
I agree with Ayn Rand on this point..."a vast part of higher mathematics...is devoted to the task of
methods by which various shapes can be measured" (e.g., integral calculus used to measure area of circles as one example). In this way, the mental process of "concept formation" and "applied mathematics" have a similar goal--identfying relationships to perceptual data.
... based on the identification with a body.