The Hyperuniverse Programme, launched in 2012, and currently pursued within a Templeton-funded research project at the Kurt Gödel Research Center in Vienna, aims to identify and philosophically motivate the adoption of new set-theoretic axioms.The programme intersects several topics in the philosophy of set theory and of mathematics, such as the nature of mathematical (set-theoretic) truth, the universe/multiverse dichotomy, the alternative conceptions of the set-theoretic multiverse, the […]
"How To Bake Pi" by Eugenia Cheng
[In Britain, this book goes under the title, "Cakes, Custard and Category Theory," a title I prefer!]
An intrinsic hazard of reviewing media, be it movies, TV, plays, music, books etc., is that 'expectations' play a significant role in any judgment.
Eugenia Cheng's new book, "How To Bake Pi," and recommend it, and
believe it will be on my year-end
[After a delay, let’s continue …!] In the second half of Chapter 2 of his book, Burgess first turns to discuss some opponents of the project of rigorization when conceived as the project of regimenting mathematics into standard set theory. We … Continue reading →
The comments on this post have taken a technical turn. I will eventually have to consult a local homotopy theorist to figure out what’s going on. In the meantime, I need to think about what I’m going to say at tomorrow’s event at the venerable bookstore that has reportedly become an obligatory stop for Russian […]