Dialogue on a mathematical approach to the good

This post is a dialogue and consists of two parts. In the first part, Bartłomiej Skowron and David Spivak consider what mathematics and ethics have in common. Though some will think these notions have nothing in common, these authors share the intuition that the opposite is true. In particular, they propose that sense-making is always good and that mathematics is significantly useful in modern sense-making. In the second part, David Corfield responds, pointing out the importance of the good life, argues for strengthening cognitive science research on well-being by scaffolding it with mathematics and category theory in particular.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://topos.site/blog/2023-07-11-math-and-goodness/