
Re: Mathematics as a language
Posted:
Nov 10, 2010 12:05 AM


On Nov 9, 8:48 pm, Bill Taylor <w.tay...@math.canterbury.ac.nz> wrote: > Transfer Principle <lwal...@lausd.net> responded: > > And I'm just wondering, does this "some claim theirs _are_" have > > anything to do with "cranks," as in WM, AP, and so on? > Not necessarily at all. Those who claim their intuitions > about sets are all well and good, include... > 1: Many crackpots; > 2: Many oridnary working mathematicians; > 3: Some of the top logicians and set theorists of > the past and present, including Godel and Woodin.
Thanks. If I recall correctly, someone once accused me of conflating Groups 1 and 3 in my arguments. To be specific, I tried to justify Group 1 (WM, AP, HdB, etc.) and their reliance on intuition by pointing out that Group 3 does it too (Goedel, when he claimed that the cardinality of the continuum was aleph_2). Needless to say, I was nailed for doing so.

