Re: [sl4] foundationalism

From: Krekoski Ross (
Date: Wed Feb 25 2009 - 03:18:53 MST

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 5:53 PM, Stuart Armstrong <> wrote:

> As a mathmatician, it seems to be a very poor way of looking at
> things, and bearing little relationship to what I know. I'd say that
> maths is the task of axiomatising basic intuitve concepts (counting
> bottle-caps, drawing figures on the sand, watching the planets move)
> and then pushing the axioms out as far as they can go, well beyond the
> original intuitve concepts.
Well we know there are prime numbers. But we don't really have a
non-experimental way of finding them. (yet)

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