Plato Vs. Wittgenstein

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Philosophy

 

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January 12, 2015

 

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Plato conceived of mathematics as a scheme of knowledge that originated from observational inputs, but progressed into abstract ideas?these ideas, to Plato, represented the deep or hidden truth that mathematics possessed (Kraut). Wittgenstein, on the other hand, is far more skeptical of the form of knowledge that mathematics is capable of producing; he contends that math and language in innately inaccurate ways of describing the world around us?only to differing degrees...
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Wittgenstein, on the other hand, is far more skeptical of the form of knowledge that mathematics is capable of producing; he contends that math and language in innately inaccurate ways of describing the world around us?only to differing degrees. To him, math was designed to solve particular problems that arose in human life; therefore, it cannot be independently used to arrive at metaphysical conclusions...
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