I learned a fascinating fact a few weeks ago at the Philosophy of Mathematics, graduate lecture seminar at the University of Oxford. That week’s discussion was led by Professor Hamkins and concerned a remarkable book Defending the Axioms: On the Philosophical Foundations of Set Theory written by Penelope Maddy, logic and philosophy of science Distinguished […]Read More Think you have a choice? Vitali’s revenge
There is an ongoing debate among mathematicians and philosophers on the nature of the realm where all mathematical activities are performed. But, before I pose the problem, we need to answer a pertinent question: “A realm? Do you mean like… our minds or what?” No. I mean metaphysical entity mathematicians are studying just like physicists […]Read More What complex numbers can tell us about the Multiverse?
This was a talk for “Academic English: Spoken Communication 2” that I gave last Thursday. Please note that this presentation was aimed for non-mathematicians and non-philosophers. Thus, I concealed any anxiety about the topic for clarity’s sake. There is a short clip on the second slide and a GIF on the third one. Unfortunately, these […]Read More Liar’s Paradox
I shall take up a place as a Recognised Student in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford starting 7th January 2019. I shall be undertaking research on the topic of “the philosophical consequences of recent advancements in ‘Multiverse inspired mathematics.” My academic adviser will be Professor Joel David Hamkins. I anticipate this […]Read More University of Oxford
One of the first astonishments I faced as an undergraduate mathematics student was that chaos prevails. What do I mean by that? Well, there are more irrational numbers than rational numbers, there are more non-computable functions than computable, and, finally, there are more continuous functions devoid of a derivative than those which have one. In the […]Read More Chaos does not always prevail
Yesterday we had Mother’s Day in Poland. Since my girlfriend and I are parents of our cute pug called Delta, we decided to help her with a gift for mommy. She decided to give her mother a curve. Delta wanted to learn how to make Wolfram|Alpha style person curves like this: You can easily generate […]Read More Making face-curves in Mathematica