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Where Do I Mention Logic?

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Posted by Luis Hamburgh on August 29, 2001 02:11:45 UTC

Hello Harv,

Somehow you've concluded my position is that logic is a human 'invention' ; this is not what I was saying -- or what I think -- at all!

>>>"Like you, I think that form of extreme platonism violates Occam's razor. If you would like, you can consider me a mathematical realist if you don't feel that platonism applies to me.">"Mathematics has much more universal application than one discipline.">"It is the universal qualities and universal effectiveness of mathematics and logic...">"...with almost no exceptions except possibly category theory...">"I don't think that your text is addressing the proper issue, at least for me. The issue is why is mathematics able to predict natural phenomena so accurately?">"As I said, once we leave mathematical objects at the door and focus on mathematical statements as having some strong association with the inherent processes of nature, then the argument for mathematics proper is very powerful. Why would that be if it was all human convention?"

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