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PBS: Math Might Not Actually Exist

Submitted by Richard Zach on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 2:31am

The online Youtube channel PBS Ideas is doing a segment on the realism/antirealism debate in the philosophy of mathematics as one of "10 Unanswered Questions of Science". The format doesn't lend itselft to much nuance, the views mentioned are naive, and it's a bit frustrating that the only philosopher referred to is Alain Badiou, but it's funny and might make a good promo video for your next philosophy of math course.

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Submitted by Kevin on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 1:35pm

He does cite Colyvan's introductory textbook - I guess Badiou is more recognizable as a public intellectual? Still, thanks for the link!

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