On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 10:11:50AM +0100, Bruno Marchal wrote:
> Comp does not need actual infinities, but it still needs the
> potential infinity of all finite things (integers, or something).
> But finitist physicalism is indeed a way out of comp. But then your
> theory is non-computationalist. Do you say "no" to the doctor. You
> have already answer "no", and later "yes", so I am not sure. Which
> is it?

I would agree that finitism contradicts comp, because it contradicts
arithmetic realism (some numbers are not as real as others), but why
do you suggest that finitism contradicts "Yes doctor"?


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