7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
36 Powell St.
What Is a Number, That a Person May Know it, and a Person, That He/She May Know a Number?How should we understand numbers, in order to make sense of the fact that mathematics applies so tightly to the modeling of the physical world? Do numbers exist independent of our minds? Are they a human-made fiction? Are they synthetic apriority categories of the mind? Moderated by Mahan Esmaeilzadeh. Free admission.