On 28 Dec 2013, at 22:19, meekerdb wrote:
On 12/28/2013 3:43 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
On 28 Dec 2013, at 04:36, Stephen Paul King wrote:
I loath Kronecker's claim! It is synonymous to "Man is the measure
of all things".
What is his claim? I am not familiar with it.
God created the Integers, all else is the invention of man.
"man is a measure of all things" is a quote from a french
philosopher (I just forget right now his name) itself taken from a
greek general, which cut the feet or head of all soldier having not
the right size (!). (Sorry for those vague memories, learn this in
"Man is the measure of all things." is usually attributed to
Protagoras (a student of Plato).
Ah! Thanks. Protagoras is also the one asking if virtue are teachable.
I define a virtue Protagorean when it is not teachable by words, but
still by practice/example.
Procrustes, who stretched or chopped guests to fit his iron bed, was
a metal smith, not a general.
OK, I remember! Thanks.
Now, of course, comp saves Kronecker from anthropomorphism, as with
comp we can say that:
"God created the integers, all else is the invention of ...
"Die ganze Zahl schuf der liebe Gott, alles Übrige ist Menschenwerk"
"Die ganze Zahl schuf der liebe Gott, alles Übrige ist Zahlenwerk"
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