Progress in Mathematics and Science has been the result of a shared language — something Philosophy lacks
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent – Ludwig Wittgenstein
When we engage in philosophy, we tend to do so through language. We usually either speak, write or think aloud. However, we tend to use the tool of our language. It seems important, therefore, if we have the choice, to pick the best tool for the job. There are lots of major tools of philosophy which we could use: English, Latin, Japanese etc. I will however, try to make you consider another which is not in so many philosophers’ toolkits.Continue reading “What is the best language for philosophy?”
Well, it’s a little more complicated.Continue reading “Is Mathematics Empirical?”
It is possible to show that a proof must be a least a certain number of steps in logical systems. This sparked a thought.
(Don’t worry – no mathematics is needed to understand this article)Continue reading “The limits of rigour?”