## Monday, March 28, 2011

## Tuesday, March 15, 2011

### Does Mathematical Beauty Pose Problems for Naturalism?

**Does Mathematical Beauty Pose Problems for Naturalism?**

The process of pure mathematical thought and the engagement with ever-surprising, profound new statements and their proofs (fulfillable mathematical intentions) reveals, alongside with a never-ending, other-worldly depth of pure mathematical discovery, the true meaning of Cantor's words,Russell W. Howell

Prof. of Mathematics, Westmont College - Santa Barbara, California

July 28, 2005

'Through thatthe essence of mathematics lies in its freedom'

*participative process*, the mind acquires a sense of distinctiveness and autonomy of mathematics with respect to the physical world/processes. The (contingent) physical world(s)/universe(s)? No need for such hypotheses (turning the tables on Laplace, here).

*No need for a 'working' hypothesis of a physical world out there in the depth of pure mathematical exploration*. This is not good news for naturalism.The same case for profound freedom can be made by poets and artists. (MC)

## Monday, March 7, 2011

### Ion Barbu: matematică, poezie şi arte (un citat concis...)

*Matematicile pun în joc puteri sufleteşti care nu sunt cu mult diferite de cele solicitate de poezie şi de arte.*(

**Ion Barbu**; sursa - citatepedia.ro)

### It's about time...

*Philosophy of Time*

Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9WdE7Ucc_Q

Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb3C1Cfx2TU

Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU9mKnuLMF4

*The Nature of Time - Robert Lawrence Kuhn interviews William Lane Craig*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNLKcq6JjYk

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