Other then a resent poem, it has been far to long since I’ve posted anything. As things do, sometimes life gets in the way. But today I thought I’d post the opening paragraph to one of a few writings I’ve been working one. Cheers!
“In ‘A History or Western Philosophy’ Russell makes an off hand comment regarding eternal truths and mathematics. There he states, and I am paraphrasing, that mathematics is the chief source of eternal truths. This statement seems to be born out of his early discussion on Greek maths and the impact of Pythagoras. Such that because of the nature of mathematics, and the universals derived from it, future ideals of other universals and eternal truths come about. In short, the philosophy of Plato and other often are beholden to the developments of Pythagoras and his predecessors.”
This, as I stated above, is the opening paragraph of a discussion surrounding a major question that came to mind when I head Russell’s claim. What if we denied the existence of numbers and mathematics? Would we then need to begin to question the existence of other eternal truths? I would like to say no, but I am still finding the answer.
I hope to have something of a development on this issue (what really amounted to an existential crises) not to long from now. Thank you for reading.