On 12/17/2013 8:43 AM, Jason Resch wrote:
I think there may be a confusion of what I am suggesting. Let's say there is some integer N, so large it cannot be described by anyone in this universe. What I am saying is that exactly one of the following two statements is true: "N is prime", "N is not prime". I agree it is unreasonable to assert one statement over the other in a universe where it is not known and not knowable. However, whether the first statement happens to be true, or the second statement happens to be true, that statement was true independently of anyone in any universe proving it, and so it would be true even if there were no physical universes or mathematicians.


Suppose I took the negation, "It is not the case that N is prime or N is not prime" and the rules of inference of paraconsistent logic. Would it make any difference to me? to anyone?

Brent

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