Math – Axioms and Proofs

If mathematics is created by women/men, why do we sometimes feel that mathematical truths are objective facts about the world rather than something constructed by human beings?

We sometimes feel that mathematical truths are objective facts about the world rather than being something constructed by human beings because of the axioms that exist. Since axioms are accepted facts without proof, they can give us insight on facts about the world since there is no proof so see whether they are true or not, and even though there are people trying to prove them to be true, they are still simply accepted and understood the way they are without needing an explanation. Even though mathematics is something that is created by human beings, we have grown and learned to use our deductive reasoning to find evidence for claims, hence justifying whether they’re true or false, therefore implement them into our daily lives as an underlying order that makes us sometimes feel that mathematical truths are objective facts about the world.

 

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