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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