Authors: Mark Burgin
Different thinkers suggested varied images and descriptions of mathematics. Platonists believe that mathematical objects exist as Platonic Ideas and mathematicians only discover them. Nominalists think that mathematics is the contents of mathematical manuscripts, books, papers and lectures, with the increasingly growing net of theorems, definitions, proofs, constructions, and conjectures. Pragmatists assume that mathematics exists in mentality of people and when mathematicians introduce new objects they invent and then build them. An interesting peculiarity of the situation is that all these opinions and some others are true but … incomplete. The goal of this work is to explain this peculiarity presenting a complete vision of mathematics as an interconnected Whole.
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