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Topic: some amateurish opinions on CH
Replies: 57   Last Post: Apr 16, 2013 8:12 PM

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Re: some amateurish opinions on CH
Posted: Apr 9, 2013 4:33 PM

On 4/9/2013 2:38 PM, apoorv wrote:
> 'There is , at least such a thing as "relative unaccountability" .
> You can't enumerate the contents of an infinite integer list :
> 1 , 0 , 1 , 0 , 1 ......
>
> 'There's always the "...." left out .
> However , you can unambiguously describe the infinite list by finite
> wording :
>
> "an integer on the list has :
> Value 1 if it's on an 'even position on the list' .
> Value 0 if it's on an 'odd position on the list' .
>
> This finite description unambiguously captures my 'infinite list' . '
>
> This finite description uses the universal quantifier, which
> Allows a finite string of symbols to convey an infinite amount
> Of information.Is that a realistic assumption?
> Apoorv
>
>

Infinite, or, arbitrary?

Frege originally interpreted the universal
quantifier in terms of arbitrary choice in
his deductive calculus. Aristotle discusses
the defeat of universal quantification if
one tries to validate its use by counting
instances (although my simplification has
oversimplified).

The problem of deciding what is encompassed
by a universal quantifier arises in applications.
Model theory seems to reverse the situation.

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