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Re: when indecomposability is decomposable
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Feb 21, 2013 8:51 PM


On 2/21/2013 3:01 AM, Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz wrote: > In <yfGdnVH3XuwxeLnMnZ2dnUVZ_uWdnZ2d@giganews.com>, on 02/20/2013 > at 09:03 AM, fom <fomJUNK@nyms.net> said: > >> The validity of the inference being justified by >> what stance? > > The axioms and the rules of inference. > >> A number of years ago, there was a John Correy on these newsgroups >> who formulated a set of axioms that could be syntactically >> manipulated to "prove" the existence of nonselfidenticals. > > Within his theory. > >> He had been hammered on the basis of the ontological import >> of x=x. > > Ontology is irrelevant. What matters is whether his work was > consistent and interesting. > > BTW, there was a serious shift in how mathematicians viewed > foundational issues after, e.g., Gödel, Cohen. >
Yes. I know.



