Date: Sep 23, 2017 10:40 AM
Author: Peter Percival
Subject: Re: 0 = 1
Conway wrote:

> On Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 6:24:28 AM UTC-5, Me wrote:

>> On Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:50:08 AM UTC+2, Conway wrote:

>>

>>

>>> numbers represent existence...

>>

>> Especially, if =/= 0. Actually,

>>

>> Ex(x e M) <-> card(M) =/= 0.

>>

>> On the other hand, even if we only have

>>

>> phi(0)

>>

>> for some "property" phi, we may conclude from this

>>

>> Ex(phi(x)).

>>

>> => Something exists (namely the number 0).

>

> Me

>

> Ok...well said. If then 0 IS something. What then is it?

It's a number. If you want a definition is terms of logically prior

things, then there are various possibilities-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_number#Modern_definitions

> Dimension

> with out an existence filling it.

>

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