Volume 24, Issue 3, 2014
Philosophy: In Search for Knowledge and Ways of Life
Roman S. Kljujkov, Sergey F. Kljujkov
Plato’s Philosophy of Cognition by Mathematical Modelling
By the end of his life Plato had rearranged the theory of ideas into his teaching about ideal numbers, but no written records have been left. The Ideal mathematics of Plato is present in all his dialogues. It can be clearly grasped in relation to the effective use of mathematical modelling. Many problems of mathematical modelling were laid in the foundation of the method by cutting the three-level idealism of Plato to the single-level “ideism” of Aristotle. For a long time, the real, ideal numbers of Plato’s Ideal mathematics eliminates many mathematical problems, extends the capabilities of modelling, and improves mathematics.