1Z wrote: > >> >> Comp will imply that such a primary matter cannnot interfer at all >> >> with your consciousness, so that IF comp is correct physics has to be >> >> reduced to number theory, and such a primary matter is an invisible >> >> epiphenomena. >> >> > Physics cannot be eliminated in favour of non existent numbers. >> > Numbers >> > have to exist for the conclusion to follow >> >> Physics is not eliminated, on the contrary, physics is explained from >> something non physical. > > The anti realist position is not that numbers are some existing non- > physical > thing: it is that they are not existent at all. > If numbers don't exist at all, what does a statement that seems very much like a non-fictional and true statement, like "I have two hands" mean? If you have two hands, two does exists, otherwise you couldn't have two of something, right?
Or is it a fictional statement? But this is obviously absurd! - Except if you accept that fictional things are, too, real in a sense, but this would mean that "fictional" numbers/computation can indeed be what determines the appearance of the physical. Or numbers are material things and numbers give rise to (in this case) the rest of material things. In this case your sense of material is quite akward, though. -- View this message in context: http://old.nabble.com/Maudlin---How-many-times-does-COMP-have-to-be-false-before-its-false--tp30792507p30950437.html Sent from the Everything List mailing list archive at Nabble.com. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.