Also some serious mathematicians are finitists.
The Meaning of Pure Mathematics
Author(s): Jan MycielskiSource: Journal of Philosophical Logic, Vol. 18, No. 3 (Aug.,
1989), pp. 315-320Published by: SpringerStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30227216 .
Come on! He believes that Platonism violates Occam. That is the same error than
believing that Everett violates Occam. Sometimes more is considerably simpler than less,
and that's the very inspiration of the "everything" list.
Just because I subscribe to the list doesn't oblige me accept its dogma. I think
Mycielski remark is irrelevant. Occam is no more than a rough guide anyway. The point is
that he shows how mathematics can be done with infinities.
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