FOM: hostility toward f.o.m.

Stephen G Simpson simpson at
Fri Jul 24 12:17:21 EDT 1998

Ove Petersen writes:
 > I wonder if Stephen Simpson, Thomas Forster etc. have ever read a
 > single line of Heidegger or Derrida.

I haven't read a single line of Derrida.  I have read a line of
Heidegger: "Das Nichts nichtet."  (Translation: Nothingness negates.)
That single line was enough for me.

This discussion of the history of deconstructionism is way off-topic.
Let's try to focus on issues that are relevant to f.o.m.

-- Steve

Name: Stephen G. Simpson
Position: Professor of Mathematics
Institution: Penn State University
Research interest: foundations of mathematics
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