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← Mathematics: stupid and clever questions for people who understand

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djs56:
Maths is pretty much entirely abstract, in that 1+1=2 because we define 1, 2, + and = to be so.
Counting obviously exists in the real world (addition too, I guess), but beyond that, maths is what we make it.
Maybe you're just thinking too much about it, trying to find a problem that isn't actually there? You seem to be heading towards "Is reality real, or do we collectively imagine everything?"

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 22:53:25 UTC | #946949