Archive for February 7th, 2010

Capitalism and mathematics

February 7, 2010

Capitalism and mathematics are intimately related; mathematics functions as the grammar of techno-scientific discourse which every form of capitalism has relied upon and initiated. … feasible, in other words, to see in the realist account of mathematics an ideological formation serving certain (techno-scientific) ends within twentieth-century capitalism.

Brian Rotman, in Towards a semiotics of mathematics (of course, from 18 unconventional essays on the nature of mathematics).