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Registration Date: Mar 27, 2011
Topics Submitted: 43 topics
Total Posts: 1219 (1 per day)
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Total Time Online: 14 days, 2 hours and 57 minutes
Most recent topics:
- All models are wrong, but some are useful.
- Conceptual Structuralism and R
- The Strange Death of Ordinary Language Philosophy
- What's so great about being rational?
- The Truth: Who Needs It?
Most recent posts:
- Awesome sauce! Indeed, facts about things (useful relationships between them) do not necessitate some “ultimate constituent.” It’s li...
- I relate to your frustration with perception talk. I can’t embrace showing as particularly central, but I can embrace something along the lines ...
- Great post. I would like to add that what is called right and wrong changes. Slavery was the order of the day once. So was homophobia. Trans-righ...
- I think I understand where you are coming from. There’s no deep disagreement here. I was just trying to explain/justify the nugget of wisdom in ...
You can call science philosophy, but lots of scientists talk dirt about philosophy. If a prominent scientist makes some ...
Most recent shouts:
- Hoo [May 6, 2016 - 3:27 PM]: Sometimes I'll find a book at my uni library and just have to own a copy, even if I already have all of the proofs elsewhere. Trench's "Advanced Calculus" is nice too. Compactness arguments in intro real analysis. Very cool. Thats in Rudin, too.
- Hoo [May 6, 2016 - 3:25 PM]: I feel you. I bought way more analysis books than I could read/master. But I love details like typesets and paper, the art of the book. It is nice to see how differently the subject can be approached in terms of style and even axioms.
- Hoo [May 6, 2016 - 2:19 PM]: Rudin's book has style. Math really makes great style possible in a new way. Exact definitions, a system of theorems nested in theorems. It's an art. Another great book is Analysis By Its History. Have you seen that?
- Hoo [May 6, 2016 - 2:26 AM]: I just bought Edmund Landau's classic book on calculus (actually real analysis, because it's in classic "telegram" style. Definition. Theorem. Proof. For the same reason I like Turing machines, I like old fashioned real analysis on the line.
- Hoo [May 6, 2016 - 2:23 AM]: Awesome! Q~uestion. It's a beautiful book.