> On 18 Feb 2018, at 21:38, Lawrence Crowell <goldenfieldquaterni...@gmail.com> 
> wrote:
> On Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 9:57:37 AM UTC-6, Bruno Marchal wrote:
>> On 10 Feb 2018, at 14:29, Lawrence Crowell <goldenfield...@gmail.com 
>> <javascript:>> wrote:
>> On Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:05:09 PM UTC-6, agrays...@gmail.com 
>> <http://gmail.com/> wrote:
>> On Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5:58:04 PM UTC-7, Lawrence Crowell wrote:
>> It occurred to me a case of hard emergence. The outcome of a quantum 
>> measurement is such. I have iterated how I think this is connected to 
>> self-reference, so I will not repeat that here.
>> It would be useful IMO, if you did just that. How can random measurement 
>> results be connected with "self referential", whatever that means? A good 
>> idea, sometimes even a bad one, is worth repeating for evaluation. AG
>> I have outlined on this forum how a quantum measurement is really where 
>> quantum states measure quantum states. This is then self-referential and the 
>> odd properties of quantum measurement may then be due to the emergence or 
>> occurrence of principles outside of causal principles of quantum mechanics.
> It has to be like that if we assume mechanics, and indeed we recover quantum 
> logic at the place we expect a logic for the first person plural observable 
> of the machine. Physics can no more be the fundamental science, it becomes a 
> branch of computer science, or better, of the “theology of number” (itself a 
> branch of pure number theory).
> Bruno
> Or as a quote from a person named Butterfield I read earlier today is 
> paraphrased as "Mathematics is the syntax of the world, while physics is the 
> semantics of it.”

That is rather misleading, given than in mathematical logic we keep well the 
distinction between syntax (the theories, proofs, …), and the semantics 
(usually infinite non syntactical mathematical object). The physical reality 
can be seen as a semantics of a physical theory, but physics cannot be seen as 
a semantic for many other mathematical theories. Then with mechanism, there is 
no physical universe at the ontological level. It is a phenomenological first 
person plural reality. 
That Butterfield remarks will add to the confusion of many between a theory and 
a semantic in mathematics. It looks like the older conventionalist view of 
mathematics, which does no more make sense since Gödel (Imo), and even less 
with Mechanism (the ultimate reaiity becomes any models (in the logician sense) 
of arithmetic or of any Turing complete theory).

> There is an open question on Lob's theorem, where this has a modal 
> construction called semantic soundness.


> In the case of state reduction or why we observe certain outcomes we might 
> just be faced with this as a hard emergence that has no causal or prior 
> reason for being. There is no derived reason for it, but it just is.

Then it is like the (classical) first person indeterminacy. You are read and 
cut in Helsinki, and reconstitute in Sidney and Beijing: the 1p-ouctome of that 
experience is indeterminate, even for God. But I would not say it has no reason 
or no cause: on the contrary, it is because everything is 3p determinate that 
the 1p is absolutely not determinate.


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