[lit-ideas] Re: Antics in academia

  • From: Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 13:04:20 +0000 (GMT)

But the dispute is not about mathematics but about academic standards for 
assessing mathematical performance. Wittgenstein would surely hurl a poker at 
anyone who suggested this was a case of mathematicians coming to blows over 
mathematics itself. (What he might do, if it were suggested his own doctorate 
was awarded in a rather informal and unrigorous manner, may only be guessed*).

*All knowledge-claims being guesswork of sorts.

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