Was math invented or discovered?

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  • Very conflicting question

  • invented

  • Did the man who invented college, go to college?

  • Discovered. it’s a concept, It’s not something humans created

  • Both

  • What more can i say?

  • Saying I want two apples instead of one is math already, if anything, it grew in terms of complexity

  • Idk man, math kind of blows my mind. My thinking’s naturally geared toward visuals, literature and abstract concepts so I’m honestly just impressed by math and people who are proficient at it.

  • rozco

    Idk man, math kind of blows my mind. My thinking’s naturally geared toward visuals, literature and abstract concepts so I’m honestly just impressed by math and people who are proficient at it.

    I mean math controls everything lol. Math controls money. Math controls nature. It’s the only true fact of life fr

  • universal language

  • Jbreezyondeck

    Very conflicting question

    Tbh, in a creationist view we all could say it was invented but also in the sense that it is a science, human made systematic science, mathematics. But numbers... Laws of nature etc Thats some things we 'discovered'

  • where do i subscribe to these kinds of threads

    i'm here for philosophy ktt2

  • notesfromphilo

    where do i subscribe to these kinds of threads

    i'm here for philosophy ktt2

    Let’s restore the feeling

  • Clearly the concepts described by math would be there with or without humans, so it wasn't invented

    But maybe you can say that the specific format of "math" that humans use was invented in order to more easily describe and predict the natural world

  • Jbreezyondeck

    I mean math controls everything lol. Math controls money. Math controls nature. It’s the only true fact of life fr

    I’m not doubting it. I guess I understand it more than I give myself credit for; I love investing and finances and my work requires budgeting which I’m good at, I just get lost at the higher levels, I could never get a grasp of it in school but I aced math problems on tests that were put in word form.

  • Ronin

    Clearly the concepts described by math would be there with or without humans, so it wasn't invented

    But maybe you can say that the specific format of "math" that humans use was invented in order to more easily describe and predict the natural world

    Great explanation

  • Ronin

    Clearly the concepts described by math would be there with or without humans, so it wasn't invented

    But maybe you can say that the specific format of "math" that humans use was invented in order to more easily describe and predict the natural world

    i think this is it

    because without the format we came up with

    nothing means anything

    for example

    1+1 is only 2 because we all agreed that's the case

    in the same way that blue is only blue because we decided it's blue

    i have an interesting relationship with colors as i am colorblind...

    that's what led me to this way of thinking i think

  • imo invented .. i see mathematics as a framework for understanding reality rather than some in built thing that we "discovered"

  • math is a manmade concept that explains numerical relationships that occur in the natural world and equally manmade hypothetical world

    it was invented

  • americana
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    math is a manmade concept that explains numerical relationships that occur in the natural world and equally manmade hypothetical world

    it was invented

  • americana
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    math is a manmade concept that explains numerical relationships that occur in the natural world and equally manmade hypothetical world

    it was invented

  • Invented a way to interpret something that already exists

  • nxtlvl

    invented

  • discovered

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