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Topic: Matheology § 288
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Tanu R.

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Re: Matheology § 288
Posted: Jun 21, 2013 9:43 AM
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Julio Di Egidio wrote:

> << Edward Nelson criticizes the classical conception of natural numbers
> because of the circularity of its definition. In classical mathematics the
> natural numbers are defined as 0 and numbers obtained by the iterative
> applications of the successor function to 0.

> But the concept of natural number

> is already assumed for the iteration. >>
> <>

Please define "the concept of natural number"

- used by 'standard' math

- used by "finitists".

Btw. - for instance there are folks who /just can not/ recognize
faces which is a hugely
sophisticated operation - these people might well be winners of
a novel price or damn cute in any other field... So what, there are
also people, who cannot get standard math - hopefully these are kind.

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