Re: Mathematical Logic, Podnieks'page ...

From: Bruno Marchal <>
Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2004 16:36:17 +0200

At 10:14 01/07/04 -0400, Hal Ruhl wrote:
>Re the discussion on mathematical realism etc. I ask for comments on
>whether or not "definition" that is the division of "ALL" in to two parts
>is a mathematical process.
>To me "definition" seems arbitrary but some definitions result in
>mathematical concepts such as the one I use which results in the concepts
>of incompleteness and inconsistency

 From this I can infer you are not following classical or more general
standard logic where inconsistent theories are trivially complete in the
sense that *all* propositions are provable (all the true one + all the
false one!).
This explains probably why it is hard to me to follow your post. I
suggested to you (some years ago) to follow simpler paths, for pedagogical
reasons. I read your posts but I have not yet a clue of what are your more
primitive beliefs. You over-use (imo) analogies, which can be inspiring for
some constructive path, but you don't seem to be able to realize the lack
of clarity of your most interesting posts in that regards. I respect your
willingness to try, and I hope my frankness will not discourage you.

Received on Fri Jul 02 2004 - 10:32:45 PDT

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