Could you please clarify to a non-mathematician why the principle of 
excluded middle is so central to your thesis (hopefully without using acronyms 
like AUDA, UD etc.). Many modern schools of philosophy reject the idea. Thanks, 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bruno Marchal 
  Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 4:02 AM
  Subject: Re: Yablo, Quine and Carnap on ontology

  Given that I am using "Platonic" in the sense of the theologian, and not in 
the larger sense of the mathematician, it would be nice to cooperate a little 
bit on the vocabulary so as not confusing the mind of the reader.
  I am commited to the use of the excluded middle in arithmetic, that's all.

  Once you accept the excluded middle  

    principle, like most mathematicians, you discover there is a  

    "universe" full of living things there, developing complex views.



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