Date: Mar 25, 2013 9:46 AM
Author: Scott Berg
Subject: Re: Matheology � 231

"WM" <mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de> wrote in message

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Matheology § 231

>One philosophically important way in which numbers and sets, as they

>are naively understood, differ is that numbers are physically

>instantiated in a way that sets are not. Five apples are an instance

>of the number 5 and a pair of shoes is an instance of the number 2,

>but there is nothing obvious that we can analogously point to as an

>instance of, say, the set {{/0}}.

>[Nik Weaver: "Is set theory indispensable?"]

>http://www.math.wustl.edu/~nweaver/indisp.pdf

>

>Regards, WM

the disclamer, ".....naively understood....."

what is a /0 anyway ?