Category Archives: Mathematics

On the Occasion of the inauguration of Donald J Trump

“Gödel’s* logical rigour caused problems outside academia, too. While studying for his American citizenship assessment in 1948, he told his sponsor Oskar Morgenstein that he’d spotted some inconsistencies in the US Constitution. According to Godel the contradictions created a legal … Continue reading

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The Sorites Paradox (problems of vagueness)

Would you describe a man with one hair on his head as bald? Yes. Would you describe a man with two hairs on his head as bald? Yes. … However a man with ten thousand hairs on his head isn’t … Continue reading

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A Mathematical Conversation

G H Hardy I remember once going to see him when he was ill at Putney. I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729 and remarked that the number seemed to me rather a dull one and that I hoped … Continue reading

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