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Topic: Matheology § 231
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Re: Matheology § 231
Posted: Mar 25, 2013 1:31 PM
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On 25 Mrz., 17:14, FredJeffries <fredjeffr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mar 25, 5:24 am, WM <mueck...@rz.fh-augsburg.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/0905.1680http://arxiv.org/find/math/1/au:+Weaver_N/0/1/0/all/0/1


Regards, WM

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