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Is Math Metaphysical?
Math is not physical (composed of matter/energy), though all physical things seem to conform to it.
Does this make Math Metaphysical and mathematicians Metaphysicians?

Is Math Metaphysical?
Math is not physical (composed of matter/energy), though all physical things seem to conform to it.
Does this make Math Metaphysical and mathematicians Metaphysicians?

Response from André Carus on :

I have no problem at all with what Stephen says, but would add a couple of things. First, Stephen didn't address what might actually be the questioner's main concern, i.e. whether the fact that "all physical things seem to conform to it" makes mathematics metaphysical. What is "it" here? Mathematics keeps growing, and one of the main sources of growth is that new things keep coming along (such as new scientific findings) for which existing mathematics is no help. The formulation of general relativity, for instance, required new mathematics that had been developed to some degree (by Riemann and others) before 1915, but without any thought that it might someday actually apply to something in the world out there. The further development of differential geometry was largely in response to its employment in theoretical physics (though of course it then took on a life of its own, as mathematical ideas do).
And these new developments invariably (perhaps inevitably) don't quite fit, in various ways,...