John von Neumann on mathematics

12 May, 2020 at 15:53 | Posted in Theory of Science & Methodology | 2 Comments

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  1. Great quote. And in my own experience this also applies to a large degree in languages and harmony and counterpoint. But it cannot apply to economics, which requires an informed understanding of the problem before we can apply policy.

  2. I should clarify that – what I meant such an approach should not be used to try and understand the economy.

    Unfortunately it does unfortunately apply in the teaching of economics today, although it shouldn’t.


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