On 20 January 2014 18:51, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

>
> You seem not to appreciate that this dissipates the one essential
> advantage of mathematical monism: we understand mathematics (because, I
> say, we invent it).  But if it's a mere human invention trying to model the
> Platonic ding and sich  then PA may not be the real arithmetic.  And
> there will have to be some magic math stuff that makes the real arithmetic
> really real.
>
> Surely the real test is whether it works better than any other theory.
 (The phrase "unreasonable effectiveness" appears to indicate that it does.)

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