On Sat, 29 Jul 2006 09:16:14 -0700, Lester Zick <firstname.lastname@example.org> said: > On 28 Jul 2006 16:48:25 GMT, Chris Menzel > <email@example.com> wrote: > >>On 27 Jul 2006 15:39:51 -0700, Rupert <firstname.lastname@example.org> said: >>>> ... >>>> >The axioms are true. >>>> >>>> How do you know? >>> >>> That's a good question. One of these days I'll write a paper about why >>> we're justified in believing the axioms to be true. In the meantime, >>> Michael Potter's "Set Theory and its Philosophy" is worth a look. >> >>See also P. Maddy, "Believing the Axioms I" (Journal of Symbolic Logic >>53(2) (1988) 481-511) and "Believing the Axioms II" (JSL 53(3) (1988) >>736-764). > > Or "Faith Based Math".
You believe you know the content of these papers and the philosophical inclinations of their author on the basis of their titles? Quite an act of faith, that.