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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I'm not sure I'm posting this in the right section but here goes...

For anyone that has studied both philosophy and mathematics, at any level really, i would like to know whether you think maths is a rationalist or empiricist study?

For anyone who is purely a mathematician (and i salute you =-p ), do you think mathematics could be discovered without experience of the physical world?

For example if i were locked away in a scentless, intangible, soundless, pitch-black, tasteless cupboard since birth, yet had the mental faculties necessary to think logically, would i be able to come up with any mathematical truths?

This is more of a debatable question, and there are many schools of thought on the subject, but this is a question that has been in my head for a long time now and i've only recently discovered this forum. I'd be interested to hear what you all have to say.

Thanks.

For anyone that has studied both philosophy and mathematics, at any level really, i would like to know whether you think maths is a rationalist or empiricist study?

For anyone who is purely a mathematician (and i salute you =-p ), do you think mathematics could be discovered without experience of the physical world?

For example if i were locked away in a scentless, intangible, soundless, pitch-black, tasteless cupboard since birth, yet had the mental faculties necessary to think logically, would i be able to come up with any mathematical truths?

This is more of a debatable question, and there are many schools of thought on the subject, but this is a question that has been in my head for a long time now and i've only recently discovered this forum. I'd be interested to hear what you all have to say.

Thanks.