Date: Mar 25, 2013 4:27 PM
Author: fom
Subject: Re: Mathematics and the Roots of Postmodern Thought

On 3/25/2013 11:14 AM, david petry wrote:
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> It is falsifiability that gives mathematics meaning.
>


Meaning can be a complicated question. Typically,
in the modern sense of meaning, the meaning of a
statement is now taken to be its truth conditions.
That will quickly get you into the same problem
with negation as before.

But, there are other aspects to meaning.

Perhaps you can find a way to elaborate further,

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/meaning/

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/meaning-normativity/

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/epistemology

The last link will have some discussion of justified
belief. If you feel that the mathematics with which
you disagree demands that you have unjustified beliefs
then this might be a place to look.