Le 08-juil.-06, à 22:10, 1Z a écrit :

> Bruno Marchal wrote: > >> I am just saying that I have faith in the fact that the number 17 is >> prime, independently of me. > > That "17 is prime" is true, independent of you? > > Or that 17 exists, independent from you, as a a prime number. ? A priori the first one: " [17 is prime] is independent of me". But now I accept also the first order predicate rule that if someone prove "17 is prime", he can infer "Ex(x is prime)", so that I can take the proposition "it exists a number which is prime" as independent of me too. I don't interpret "numbers existence" in any substantial way like if there was a place and a time where you can observe the number 17 sitting on some chair ... Bruno http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/ --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---