I’m going to be talking to my math professor on the topic of whether or not mathematics exists outside of human perception/uses. Any thoughts on this concept?


@jherb This isn't original, but Plato says yes while Aristotle says no.

I am more of a Platonist, like a majority of math teachers.

It seems to me that the universe will follow regular patterns whether humans are around or not.

What is your thinking?

@andy12 I should look more into Plato's and Aristotle's opinions!

I feel torn! While it seems that our reality operates in patterns that seem to follow mathematical constructs, I wonder why humans are the only ones that "notice" these regularities.

@jherb I'm not convinced humans are the only ones that notice 😉

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