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How Natural Is The Natural Logarithm?
I want to show in this post that the natural logarithm is not natural – it is not a characteristic of objective nature. The natural logarithm pops up everywhere in science: biology, sociology, economics… and the list goes on. Every student of … Continue reading
Posted in Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Physics
Tagged logarithm, logic, mathematics, natural, physics, statistics
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Kant & Modern Physics
The part of Kant’s philosophy that I’ll be discussing in this post is Kant’s view on human knowledge. The central idea of Kant is rather straightforward: the world must be such that knowledge is possible. The world, according to Kant, must … Continue reading
Posted in Philosophy of Physics
Tagged Kant, logic, mathematics, physics, Probability, Reichenbach, statistics
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Probability “0” Is Not Impossibility
LAST EDITED: July 20, 2019 “The dart that said zero” The probability that a dart will hit any specific point on a dartboard is zero because there are infinitely many points on the board. And yet if you throw a … Continue reading
Posted in Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Physics
Tagged logic, mathematics, physics, Probability, statistics
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Probability “1” Is Not Certainty
They sometimes say that if you try something very often then you will succeed. Say you play a game of dice and in every round there is a nonzero probability that you’ll win. As the number of rounds you play … Continue reading
Posted in Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Physics
Tagged mathematics, physics, Probability, statistics
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