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Re: Mathematics and the Roots of Postmodern Thought
Posted: Mar 26, 2013 2:44 AM
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On 3/25/2013 9:01 PM, david petry wrote:
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> Ockham's razor. Keep it simple. Yada, yada.
>


You may find this section of the entry
interesting.

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/simplicity/#NatJusSim



Your use of the phrase in this instance, however,
is interpreted according to the following remark
from the link above. For what it is worth, the burden
of proof is upon you. You claim that it must be
possible to formalize mathematics differently from
how it is formalized. You have committed yourself
to a "social responsibility" of demonstrating the
alternative. That is your choice. So, it is your
burden and it has nothing to do with your dislike
of Cantor's transfinite arithmetic.

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"Within philosophy, Occam's Razor (OR) is often
wielded against metaphysical theories which involve
allegedly superfluous ontological apparatus. Thus
materialists about the mind may use OR against dualism,
on the grounds that dualism postulates an extra ontological
category for mental phenomena. Similarly, nominalists
about abstract objects may use OR against their platonist
opponents, taking them to task for committing to an
uncountably vast realm of abstract mathematical entities.
The aim of appeals to simplicity in such contexts seem
to be more about shifting the burden of proof, and less
about refuting the less simple theory outright."





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