Date: Feb 2, 2013 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: Matheology § 203
On 2/2/2013 1:37 PM, Virgil wrote:
> In article
> WM <email@example.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> The difference being that ZFC was not trying to.
Actually... it was.
The entire period was in response to arguments over
the foundations of the calculus at the same time
that the independence of the parallel postulate was
established. Hope was held for arithmetic and
>>> 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.
> It is a shame then that WM is so incompetent at using them.