Cognition and Will

I see mathematics as associated with a searching, instinctual will, whose direction is shaped by our biology.   I find some of its roots in the way our visual system constructs what we see, or in the way grid cells (neurons lit by location) tell a rat where it is, or the way ants can find […]

From Kant’s mathematics to Schopenhauer’s will…

To give shape to this blog, I’ve been jumping around quite a lot through the fields of mathematics, physics, and the neurological and cognitive sciences.  I decided today to let more of my weight drop into philosophy.

It’s not unusual when reading about 19th century developments in mathematics (the ones that lay the groundwork for […]