Hi Stephen P. King  

That's what Peirce gave as a pragmatic definition of truth, 
something that we would all agree to, given time enough. 

But fiction can be true (as "true fiction", a narrative woven about
actual events)  or not be true.  Arithmetic isn't, it's either
always true or always false.


Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net 
9/24/2012  
"Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen 


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Time: 2012-09-22, 16:10:38 
Subject: Re: Prime Numbers 


On 9/22/2012 7:32 AM, Roger Clough wrote: 
> How could mathematics be fiction ? 
> If so, then we could simply say that 2+2=5 because it's saturday. 
How could we have a world we many minds can, on rare occasions, come to  
complete agreement if that where the case? Perhaps it is true that 2+2=4  
because we all agree, at some level, that it is true. (I am not just  
considering humans here with the word "we"!) 

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Stephen 

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