Immunization against pathogenic academic sermons
The fact that our knowledge will of course never be complete, and hence no general theory will be final, is no excuse for not using now the most general theory which science can support, and indeed for accuracy we must do so.
To students whose quest drives them in the above direction, the official bourgeois philosophy of the 20th century presents a near vacuum. This vacuum is the result of the Jamesian trend clearly analyzed by Lenin in 1908, but “popularized” by Carus, Mauthner, Dewey, Mussolini, Goebbels, etc. in order to create the current standard of truth in journalism and history; this trend led many philosophers to preoccupation with the flavors of the permutations of the thesis that no knowledge is actually possible. Naturally this 20th century vacuum has in particular tried to suck what it can of the soul of mathematics: a science student naively enrolling in a course styled “Foundations of Mathematics” is more likely to receive sermons about unknowability than to receive the needed philosophical guide to a systematic understanding of mathematics.