Posted: Mar 31, 2018 12:34 am
by Thomas Eshuis
jamest wrote:I'm not a mathematician, yet respect the intelligence and genius required to be a good one. However, from a philosophical perspective I'd like to explore the value of ALL mathematical proofs. That is, I'm not denying that some (if not most) are valuable. I'm just curious as to whether they're ALL valuable. I mean, I saw Cali's post here:

http://www.rationalskepticism.org/fun-g ... l#p2623602

Lots of 'proofs'. Do they ALL have metaphysical potential and hence value? That's what I want to discuss.

Does metaphysics have value?