Abstract / Synopsis
Humanists have extended some links between mathematics and the physical world, but most mathematicians still believe they operate in an immaterial realm of the mind, with unquestionable logic and abstract thought. By rehabilitating the empiricism of John Stuart Mill and combining it with growing knowledge of the character of the human mind, we can escape from the indefinable Platonic universe of immaterial consciousness and abandon the futile quest for certainty that has plagued philosophy since the time of the Greeks.
© Carl E. Behrens
Behrens, C. E. "Empiricism: An Environment for Humanist Mathematics," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 2 Issue 1 (January 2012), pages 61-87. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.201201.07 . Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol2/iss1/7
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