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Matheology § 231
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Mar 25, 2013 5:42 PM




Re: Matheology § 231
Posted:
Mar 25, 2013 12:14 PM


On Mar 25, 5:24 am, WM <mueck...@rz.fhaugsburg.de> wrote: > Matheology § 231 > > One philosophically important way in which numbers and sets, as they > are naively understood, differ is that numbers are physically > instantiated in a way that sets are not. Five apples are an instance > of the number 5 and a pair of shoes is an instance of the number 2, > but there is nothing obvious that we can analogously point to as an > instance of, say, the set {{/0}}. > [Nik Weaver: "Is set theory indispensable?"]http://www.math.wustl.edu/~nweaver/indisp.pdf
A link that actually works: http://arxiv.org/abs/0905.1680 http://arxiv.org/find/math/1/au:+Weaver_N/0/1/0/all/0/1



