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Topic: My final formal answer as to what classes are and what class
membership is!

Replies: 7   Last Post: Apr 7, 2013 4:34 AM

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 fom Posts: 1,968 Registered: 12/4/12
Re: My final formal answer as to what classes are and what class
membership is!

Posted: Apr 7, 2013 4:34 AM

On 4/6/2013 11:30 PM, Charlie-Boo wrote:
> On Mar 29, 4:30 am, Zuhair <zaljo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mar 29, 5:30 am, fom <fomJ...@nyms.net> wrote:
>>
>>
>>

> > > It needs work Zuhair. You are either presenting
> > > 4 different definitions that you believe to be
> > > equivalent without proof or you are considering
> > > 4 different alternatives. It is very confusing.

> >
> > Why do I prefer this definition?

>
> This is EXACTLY what I was just saying that you do, Zuhair. You try
> to formalize something before having a clear idea as to what you are
> proposing. You try to solve problems by formalizing. Problems are
> solved by creative thinking. Then you make the idea crystal clear,
> THEN you can formalize it. Here you are formalizing way before then,
> to the point where you don't even have the answer yet - so you list 4
> possible solutions!
>
> This is like a child handing in his homework late, pages are torn,
> parts are missing, he's scribbled on it "I don't know the answer to
> this one but I think it's either A, D, E or G."
>
> SLOPPY!!
>

Well, you may be a little harsh with

There is an interplay between using formal statements
and clarifying unclear notions. I simply opened
his post with one expectation to find something very
different.

I do not know what Zuhair's background is, but the
philosophers who publish mereology do not present the
material with mathematical rigor or the stricture of
a compiler/interpreter/assembler. Zuhair's posts
reflect the kind of materials he seems to be focused

However, you have asked to see proofs where claims
be nice to see more responsiveness along those
lines.

(But, I cannot throw the first stone. I got mad
about something and posted the most intractable
mess you ever opened.)

Date Subject Author
3/28/13 Zaljohar@gmail.com
3/28/13 fom
3/28/13 fom
4/7/13 Charlie-Boo
4/7/13 fom
4/2/13 Charlie-Boo
4/2/13 Charlie-Boo