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Peter Percival

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Re: LOGIC & MATHEMATICS
Posted: May 26, 2013 10:58 AM
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Nam Nguyen wrote:
> On 26/05/2013 7:54 AM, Peter Percival wrote:
>> Nam Nguyen wrote:
>>

>>> Such application isn't purely logical. Finiteness might be a purely
>>> logical concept but recursion isn't: it requires a _non-logical_
>>> concept (that of the natural numbers).

>>
>> What do you mean when you write "Finiteness might be a purely logical
>> concept"?

>
> FOL requires the concept of finite strings of symbols, the concept of
> there being only finitely many steps in making logically inferences;
> and as such the word "finite" is a priori we have to accept we
> understand its meaning and usage: we can't define that "finite" priori
> further.


That makes it seem as if a notion of finiteness is needed before ever
one does logic.

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