Category Archives: Philosophy

A Mathematician’s Lament

I have recently read a little book: A Mathematician’s Lament by Paul Lockhart. Originally a 25-page essay, it was expanded into a book by popular demand and published in 2009. The author is a K-12 mathematics teacher who has a … Continue reading

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My Reaction to the Continuum Hypothesis Story

Note: This was another short paper I wrote for my Foundation of Mathematics class back in March of 2015 (can’t believe it’s been 3 years!). I will try to publish some papers I wrote in the past on this blog … Continue reading

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the importance of having a perspective

I remember how confused I was as a teenager. I realized even then that adolescence was the period for me to define my character and my personality and to form my own opinions on things. But how could I decide … Continue reading

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A defense of mathematical Platonism

A few words about this essay: I wrote it for my Foundations of Mathematics class last semester (May 8 2015). It summarizes my thoughts regarding Reuben Hersh’s idea of mathematics as a mental model. It’s really more of a philosophy … Continue reading

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Roger Penrose’s “three worlds and three deep mysteries” theory

A little more than a month ago, I was studying in the library and saw a rather big and conspicuous book on the shelf called The Book to Reality. I picked it up and started reading casually, but was soon … Continue reading

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“On the sources of knowledge and ignorance” essay by Karl Popper

I had the good fortune to encounter Karl Popper’s Conjectures & Refutations while browsing randomly in the library last week. The introduction to this book is an essay called “On the sources of knowledge and ignorance” and I have found … Continue reading

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Updates on my philosopher dream

Ever since I made the post “I have finally figured out what to do with my life“, I have been taking small actions toward my dream of becoming a philosopher. But at the same time, I have also been second-doubting my … Continue reading

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