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Is mathematics invented or discovered? Why?

>> No.10466732

We make up the rules and we follow them
The only reason people say “its so similar to reality, so it must be discovered” is because they dont realize we picked the rules with the purpose of imitating reality

>> No.10466772

Everything is discovered.

The entire configuration of a computer already existed potentially and then we discovered it.

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>> No.10466804

I like this notion.
New topic:
Post something that isn't discovered.

>> No.10466940

Axioms are invented
Theorems are discovered

>> No.10468028

super idiot

>> No.10468031

thats stupid, we already defined what discovered means you're just fucking with it

>> No.10468034

invented, like first post said, we made up the rules. mathematics was our creation to be used to understand things

>> No.10468036

OP here.
It seems like math is discovered. Why would it be invented?

>> No.10468037


>> No.10468054

then OP, you are wrong. it is either invented or both

>> No.10468057

why would it be discovered?
the set of integers didnt exist before be defined them

>> No.10468066

>the current state of computer scissies

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>> No.10468213

Is anything invented or discovered?
Consider the set containing every finite sequence of words.
Any describable "invention" could be "discovered" in that set of sequences of words.

>> No.10468232

Is reality determined?

Answer that question and you solve ever post in the thread OP.

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