On 2/2/2013 1:37 PM, Virgil wrote: > In article > <firstname.lastname@example.org>, > WM <email@example.com> wrote: > >> On 2 Feb., 11:17, fom <fomJ...@nyms.net> wrote: >> >>> Ok. So, you are introducing the kind of arguments >>> used by Wittgenstein. Of course, Wittgenstein never >>> gave a coherent explanation for classical mathematics. >> >> Neither did ZFC. > > The difference being that ZFC was not trying to. >
Actually... it was.
The entire period was in response to arguments over the foundations of the calculus at the same time that the independence of the parallel postulate was established. Hope was held for arithmetic and logicism.
>>> His criticisms, however, are easily seen to be forebears >>> of much of the discrete mathematics that has become >>> so important with the advent of computing technology. >> >> Mathematical discourse is impossible without the means of >> communication that are available in phyical reality. > > It is a shame then that WM is so incompetent at using them. >