# The Radical Philosophy Of Allan Kurzberg And His Fundamental Pestulates, Part 2.

July 4, 2017 2 Comments

What follows are Allan’s thoughts on the implications of the First Pestulate: “… Since mathematical reasoning is the highest form of reasoning that we humans have developed, and since, according to P1, we distort the truth more than any other species, we have the main reason for a universal study of mathematics: to undo false reasoning through careful mathematical reasoning. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the more mathematical reasoning is applied to every facet of our lives, especially to our personal, the less contradictions will occur in our lives. The reader might wonder why. The answer lies in the kind of language that mathematics represents: It is an objective language that seeks to prove statements through a series of conditional statements using precise definitions or previously proved theorems. Mathematics does have synonyms and does use symbols that have different contextual meanings, but never foregoes consistency and brevity whenever possible. In addition, mathematics involves a kind of generalizing that often leads to universals. Most importantly, no mathematical system allows for contradiction, which is definitely not the case with other human-contrived systems such as political or social… In my Theory of Us, I try to locate universals which will subsume all possible human interactive behaviors… Thus, I feel that the primary reason for studying mathematics is the universal need to apply mathematical reasoning to disprove false statements, whatever field they arise from. Such a universal need should be the first thing listed in any preface about mathematics. Perhaps, some of the resistance many feel and fear about mathematics is due to the intrinsic awareness that mathematics is hostile and unmerciful towards human falsehoods and negative states of mind that so often engulf us. I will call such overwhelming negative states OE-(negative overwhelming energy), which I will expand on later. One thing I will say is that to attain world peace we must learn to detect, define and minimize OE-. Our very survival may depend on our ability to do so… People might say that not every one is capable of mathematics and on a certain level this is true. Humans may vary enormously in their capacity for abstract reasoning and not everyone can prove limit theorems so essential for understanding calculus. However, if we state simply that calculus enables us to delve into the infinite, helping us to study instantaneous motion, quantum mechanics, and the theory of relativity, the reader would at least gain some understanding of the enormous scope mathematics has. I would add the above facts to our mathematical preface in a purely descriptive way so that many would understand the implication of mathematical reasoning. I would also include some of the magic of the Cartesian graph, which enables us to view the behavior of simple and complex equations, in our preface. However, no such preface has ever been written… Mathematics is a series of carefully defined and proven steps that lead to further growth in its carefully built structure. Postulates and theorems have led to many branches of mathematics, which it would be ludicrous to ignore in any preface that purports to describe the purpose of mathematical thought. But it is just as ludicrous not to describe mathematics as being reason’s most essential tool for dislodging falsehood, deception and misrepresentation…”

In the next post, Allan Kurzberg reveals his 2nd Pestulate and what he calls the Corollary of Human Existence.

I don’t have a very comfortable facility with mathematics when we speak of theorems and calculus, but with a music background and a general love for science, I understand patterns and feel comfortable with mathematical order. The idea that mathematical reasoning leads to a more accurate view, disproving falsehoods, makes sense to me. This is a really interesting philosophy, and I enjoyed an introduction to Allan Kurzberg. Very interesting!

Thanks, Debra for your comments!