For those who believe this, I urge you to read Philip Kitcher's _The Nature of Mathematical Knowledge_, which defends an empirical view of mathematics. I coreviewed along with Stephen Boydstun it in _Objectivity_ 1(6), but this review essay is not as yet available on the web.
(BTW, Rob, might I get a copy of the article sent you on this?)
From: Rob Harris Cen-IT <Rob.Harris@bournemouth.gov.uk> To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' <email@example.com> Date: Friday, July 16, 1999 10:06 AM
Subject: RE: Math
>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org[SMTP:email@example.com]
>> Sent: 16 July 1999 15:45
>> To: Rob.Harris@bournemouth.gov.uk
>> Subject: Math
>> I read your comment on the extropians list regarding math and its
>> probable inextricability from human subjectivity. I am sending to you,
>> an article which you may find somehow relevant. It discusses the
>> dependence of our conceptualisation of causation upon language. This
>> would appear to bolster your argument that we have no basis for assuming
>> that math is a universal fact. I'm replying to you directly, but if you
>> wish to pass on this article to the list, feel free.