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Matheology § 231
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Mar 25, 2013 5:42 PM




Re: Matheology � 231
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Mar 25, 2013 9:46 AM


"WM" <mueckenh@rz.fhaugsburg.de> wrote in message news:dbfd5ab859cd41569a6311bf94b2705e@l5g2000yqe.googlegroups.com... 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 ?



