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Topic: For the readers of WM: Resources on empirical time to consider as
a foundation for mathematics

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Re: For the readers of WM: Resources on empirical time to consider
as a foundation for mathematics

Posted: Mar 21, 2013 11:34 PM
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On 3/21/2013 10:14 PM, Virgil wrote:
> In article <oqmdnbk0XcXeVtbMnZ2dnUVZ_gOdnZ2d@giganews.com>,
> fom <fomJUNK@nyms.net> wrote:
>

>> On 3/21/2013 8:26 AM, AMeiwes wrote:
>>> "fom" <fomJUNK@nyms.net> wrote in message
>>> news:1ZudnajAj7TF09fMnZ2dnUVZ_vydnZ2d@giganews.com...

>>>>>
>>>>>> "Reality is the ultimate arbiter since
>>>>>> mathematics has been abstracted from
>>>>>> reality."

>>>>>
>>>>> circular thinking since one is thinking in circles.
>>>>>

>>>>
>>>> I, personally, have no problem with circularity.
>>>> At issue, however, is the correctness of its application,
>>>> and "thinking in circles" is disqualified.
>>>>

>>>
>>> if disqualification leads to disagreement, I agree
>>>
>>>

>>
>> It is actually a precise statement in a historical
>> sense. Admonition against all circularity is a recent
>> phenomenon arising from Russell's treatment of viscous
>> circles.

>
> I have often heard of vicious circles, but not of viscous circles.
>
> Are they anything like badly greased wheels?
>


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