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Topic: Matheology S 224
Replies: 16   Last Post: Apr 21, 2013 6:53 PM

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 fom Posts: 1,968 Registered: 12/4/12
Re: Matheology S 224
Posted: Apr 21, 2013 1:20 PM

On 4/21/2013 11:03 AM, Frederick Williams wrote:
> fom wrote:
>>
>> On 4/20/2013 3:40 PM, Frederick Williams wrote:

>>> Nam Nguyen wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On 20/04/2013 8:59 AM, fom wrote:

>>>>> On 4/20/2013 5:25 AM, Alan Smaill wrote:
>>>>>> Frederick Williams <freddywilliams@btinternet.com> writes:
>>>>>>

>>>>>>> Nam Nguyen wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On 19/04/2013 5:55 AM, Frederick Williams wrote:

>>>>>>>>> Nam Nguyen wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On 18/04/2013 7:19 AM, Frederick Williams wrote:

>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> Also, as I remarked elsewhere, "x e S' /\ Ay[ y e S' -> y e S]"
>>>>>>>>>>> doesn't
>>>>>>>>>>> express "x is in a non-empty subset of S".

>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Why?

>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> It says that x is in S' and S' is a subset of S.

>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> How does that contradict that it would express "x is in a non-empty
>>>>>>>> subset of S", in this context where we'd borrow the expressibility
>>>>>>>> of L(ZF) as much as we could, as I had alluded before?

>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> You really are plumbing the depths. To express that x is non-empty you
>>>>>>> have to say that something is in x, not that x is in something.

>>>>>>
>>>>>> but the claim was that x *is in* a non-empty set --
>>>>>> in this case S', which is non-empty, since x is an element of S',
>>>>>> and S' is a subset of S.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> (Much though it would be good for Nam to realise that
>>>>>> some background set theory axioms would be kind of useful here)
>>>>>>

>>>>>
>>>>> Yes. I thought about posting some links indicating
>>>>> that primitive symbols are undefined outside of a
>>>>> system of axioms (definition-in-use)
>>>>>
>>>>> The other aspect, though, is that Nam appears to be using an
>>>>> implicit existence assumption. So,
>>>>>
>>>>> AxASES'(xeS' /\ Ay(yeS' -> yeS))
>>>>>
>>>>> clarifies the statement and exhibits its second-order nature.
>>>>> This is fine since he claims that his work is not in the
>>>>> object language.

>>>>
>>>> Right.

>>>
>>> If fom's formula is to express "x is in a non-empty subset of S" then it
>>> needs to have both x and S free, so delete the first two quantifiers.
>>>

>>
>> Do you have a particular x and S in mind?

>
> I probably misunderstood. If Nam saying that, for every x and every set
> S, x is in a non-empty subset of S, then your formula expresses that.
> But clearly it is false.

The mistake is mine

ES'(xeS' /\ Ay(yeS' -> yeS))

Date Subject Author
4/20/13 Alan Smaill
4/20/13 Frederick Williams
4/20/13 namducnguyen
4/20/13 fom
4/20/13 namducnguyen
4/20/13 namducnguyen
4/20/13 Frederick Williams
4/20/13 fom
4/21/13 Frederick Williams
4/21/13 namducnguyen
4/21/13 fom
4/21/13 fom
4/21/13 fom
4/21/13 fom
4/20/13 namducnguyen