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Single Idea 9604

[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 1. Mathematics]

Full Idea

Mathematics seems to be the one and only place where we humans can be absolutely sure that we got it right.

Gist of Idea

Mathematics is the only place where we are sure we are right


James Robert Brown (Philosophy of Mathematics [1999], Ch. 1)

Book Reference

Brown,James Robert: 'Philosophy of Mathematics' [Routledge 2002], p.2

A Reaction

Apart from death and taxes, that is. Personally I am more certain of the keyboard I am typing on than I am of Pythagoras's Theorem, but the experts seem pretty confident about the number stuff.