## Tags » David Hilbert

#### Infinity, bitches

So you think you know what is infinity? Or understand it. Well, I thought so too.

Until I came across this.

Watch this, and you will be proved wrong. 251 more words

David Hilbert, mathematician (1862-1943)

‘We must know. We will know.’

And we will – through mysticism!

Godel (1906-78) demonstrated that certain forms of knowledge (such as axiomatic mathematical models) which depend on a closed system of referents cannot be proved without involving information from outside that system. 112 more words

#### Another Complaint about Modern Macroeconomics

In discussing modern macroeconomics, I’ve have often mentioned my discomfort with a narrow view of microfoundations, but I haven’t commented very much on another disturbing feature of modern macro: the requirement that theoretical models be spelled out fully in axiomatic form. 3,823 more words