Math and Morality Index

In August of 2010, I wrote a series of posts on the relationship between math and morality.

  1. “From Dreams I Proceed to Facts” — an introduction to my views on math and metaphysics by way of Flatland
  2. Hail to the Cylinder God — being able to make negative definitions of God is essential
  3. As sure as I am of anything — how does evidence for morality compare to evidence for causality, or the reality of sight
  4. Tangled Up in Blue — a discussion of the tension between societal norms and the actual moral values they’re meant to be applications of
  5. On what evidence? — I answer commenter’s questions about why I feel the evidence for absolute morality is compelling
  6. Optimized and Arbitrary — why game theory should make us understand that stable societal norms are not the same as moral norms
  7. Optimized and Arbitrary (Part 2) — what does it mean that we have strong preferences for particular stable/resilient societies?
  8. Empirics, Morality, and Rational Ignorance — some moral questions come down to empirical evidence, may I trust other people’s reports on these facts rather than investigating myself?
  9. One last post on sight — far from a direct representation of reality, I like to think of sight as a n-1 dimensional representation of an n dimensional reality

About Leah Libresco

Leah Anthony Libresco graduated from Yale in 2011. She works as an Editorial Assistant at The American Conservative by day, and by night writes for Patheos about theology, philosophy, and math at She was received into the Catholic Church in November 2012."