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Topic: Matheology § 231
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Scott Berg

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Re: Matheology � 231
Posted: Mar 25, 2013 12:01 PM
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"AMeiwes" <> wrote in message
> "WM" <> wrote in message
> 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?"]
>>Regards, WM

> the disclamer, ".....naively understood....."
> what is a /0 anyway ?

" Five apples are an instance of the number 5 "
- no, it is a count of 5 apples
- an "instance" is just the 5 written or displayed

"...a pair of shoes is an instance of the number 2,..."

-no, it is one ( 1 ) pair not two,
- and it is a count, not an instance of the character indicating a 2 .

Why are you posting such self-defecating posts filled with intentional
errors ?

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