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Re: Matheology § 288
Posted: Jun 22, 2013 12:15 AM
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On 6/21/2013 10:00 PM, Julio Di Egidio wrote:
> "fom" <> wrote in message

>> Logic involves priority, and Nelson's statement
>> is debatable on these grounds.

> Priority is in question here, and, in this sense, I'd concur with
> Nelson's criticism: the "classical conception" does not provide
> satisfactory answers.

Which classical conception?

Nelson appears to be speaking of the Dedekind-Peano
axioms under a formalist interpretation.

Hilbert's formalism reversed the sense of the
class-based constructions of Cantor and Frege.

Hilbert's formalism does this by taking identity
for granted and assuming a domain of delimited

Neither Cantor nor Frege takes identity for granted
in their work.

So, with whom is Nelson disagreeing and what answers
are unsatisfactory?

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