On Fri, Aug 12, 2022, 3:29 PM Brent Meeker <meekerbr...@gmail.com> wrote:

> > > On 8/12/2022 12:13 PM, Jason Resch wrote: > > > > On Fri, Aug 12, 2022, 2:18 PM Brent Meeker <meekerbr...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> >> >> On 8/12/2022 10:56 AM, Jason Resch wrote: >> >> Below is what I wrote: >> >> The way I like to think about it is this: If one is willing to believe >> that truth values for mathematical relations like “2 + 2 = 4” can exist and >> be true independently of the universe or someone writing it down, or a >> mathematician thinking about it, that is all you need. >> >> >> But it's truth value does depend on someone assigning the value "t" to >> some axioms and all mathematical truth values are nothing but "t" >> arbitrarily assigned to some axioms plus some rules of inference that >> preserve "t". "t" has little to do with what it true in the world. >> > > The physical world chugs along with anyone having to assign to assign > values, or apply rules of inference. > > Why can't the same be true for other platonic objects? > > > Because "Platonic" means "exists only in imagination". > Perhaps conventionally. But perhaps physical existence is platonic existence (i.e. all self-consistent structures exist, all rule based formal systems, etc.). This would account for fine-tuning, and plausibly yield an answer to "why quantum mechanics?" Jason > Brent > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To view this discussion on the web visit > https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/everything-list/e8a7222b-87f6-aebc-3e2f-26723732e436%40gmail.com > <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/everything-list/e8a7222b-87f6-aebc-3e2f-26723732e436%40gmail.com?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> > . > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/everything-list/CA%2BBCJUgP-SbuidhgRwmSk-mFmpBFqBS_2ZdudgAZuopbUR5urQ%40mail.gmail.com.