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Posted by Harvey on July 17, 2003 20:18:06 UTC

Michael,

I'll give you my understanding of 'true' in formal systems (e.g., mathematics) in a simple sentence:

In any consistent formal system F (including mathematics) a statement S in F is 'true' (or T, or grue, or moo, or whatever you want to call it) if and only if S can be derived from the axioms of that formal system using only the rules of inference along with any defined and undefined terms, symbols, variables as allowed or included in F.

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