Date: Feb 2, 2013 5:37 AM
Author: mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
Subject: Re: Matheology § 203

On 2 Feb., 11:17, fom <fomJ...@nyms.net> wrote:

> Ok.  So, you are introducing the kind of arguments
> used by Wittgenstein.  Of course, Wittgenstein never
> gave a coherent explanation for classical mathematics.


Neither did ZFC. Compare the discussion about the limit of
((((((10^0)/10)+10^1)/10)+10^2)/10)+...
for instance here:
http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/7156/room-for-dejan-govc-and-wolfgang-mueckenheim

> His criticisms, however, are easily seen to be forebears
> of much of the discrete mathematics that has become
> so important with the advent of computing technology.


Mathematical discourse is impossible without the means of
communication that are available in phyical reality. Every programmer
knows that pixels are discrete. That had not yet been noticed when our
forebears drew lines on paper or blackboards and talked about a
"continuum". Times are changing.

Regards, WM