Friday, October 9, 2009

kindof a joke: an ad for my solution to the access problem

After a really helpful but sad conversation with KY, I realized that I really haven't done enough to make clear to casual readers just what my thesis project (and paper on the access problem) are trying to do.

This lead to me making the following little advertisement.


I just heard that Poincare thought that we evolve and/or prune our beliefs to believe what's advantagious, not what's true. In contrast, my thesis suggests that in evolving/pruning our beliefs to believe what's advantagious, we wind up believing (mostly) the truth about some suitable aspect of objective mathematical reality - but this doesn't make our mathematical beliefs a posteriori!

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