Date: Mar 21, 2013 2:04 PM
Author: fom
Subject: Re: Matheology § 224
On 3/21/2013 5:21 AM, WM wrote:

> On 21 Mrz., 08:57, William Hughes <wpihug...@gmail.com> wrote:

>> On Mar 21, 8:46 am, WM <mueck...@rz.fh-augsburg.de> wrote:

>>

>>> My question remains: What is the subset of necessary lines?

>>

>> There is no such thing as a necessary line.

>

> Correct. That is because the asserted aim cannot be established. In

> order to reach a goal that is impossible to reach, no attempt is

> necessary.

>

ALERT

Notice the invocation of "will" -- that is, the

mention of 'aims' and 'goals'. This is suggestive

of the Brouwerian notion of time and causality in

WM's belief system concerning mathematics.

Yet, he will neither commit to Brouwer's ideas nor

present his own.

How shall his readers judge the felicity of his

remarks for themselves if he will not explain himself?

The rhetoric of politicians is based upon the discovery

of grammatical forms that others do not question too

closely because of their own beliefs. But, mathematics

is not politics. One hopes that WM's readers think about

that in relation to his refusals to explain himself.