Bruno Marchal wrote:
> Le 17-août-06, à 16:41, 1Z a écrit :
>
> > Arithemtical Platonism is the belief that mathematical
> > structures *exist* independently of you,
> > not just that they are true independently of you.
>
> What is the difference between ""the proposition "it exists a prime
> number" is true independently of me", and the proposition "it exists a
> prime number (independently of me)"?

The contextual meaning of "exists".

What is the difference between

"Sherlock Holmes lives at 221B Baker Street"

and

"Sherlock Holmes lives" ?

> I can see a nuance, and that is why I prefer to use the expression "
> Arithmetical Realism (AR)" (and then I always define what I mean by
> that) instead of "platonism" (which I prefer to reserve when Plato is
> actually mentionned, like with the Theatetical definition of
> knowledge).

A claim about truth as opposed to existence cannot
support the conclusion that matter does not actually exist.


--~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~
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
-~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---

Reply via email to