Just_Saying_Thu01/26/2012

Pythagoras said, “Reason is immortal, all else is mortal.” Interesting but is it true? Sort of depends on what “true” means in this context.–me

Reason is a system, that is a formal set of rules, for manipulating symbols. Pythagoras is implying that that system and those rules exist independent of the universe (creation?). He is asserting that reason would exist in essentially the same form independent of the mind containing them. I’m not at all sure that’s realistic. To me the the set of rules, as well as the symbols, can be said to exist only in the context of the human mind. To me Pythagoras’ statement is a myth, presented in the language of logos.

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