Paraconsistent Thoughts About Consistency

Davis, Philip J.
September 2002
Mathematical Intelligencer;Fall2002, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p3
Academic Journal
Points out that mathematics is one way people try to impose order and people may do it inconsistently. Arithmetic system that is embodied in the scientific computer package MATLAB; Resolution of the apparent contradiction that the diagonal of the unit square exits geometrically but can exist numerically; Hilbert's Fifth Problem; Observation that inconsistencies can be a source of creativity.


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