Proof that philosophy reaches into every single aspect of our lives: numbers
One of the most loathed subjects by school kids is math. This probably has something to do with the fact that beyond simple counting, mathematical properties are one of the most abstract things we deal with commonly. It’s a common theme that when we get beyond the things we can physically interact with that they become harder to understand. Because of this, many people just muddle through math as best they can, and even those who do well in it don’t often consider how or why it is. That’s where philosophy comes in. During this episode, we address several different philosophical schools of thought regarding the existence of numbers and mathematics and try to deduce where exactly this concept fits into reality.