FOM: misunderstandings?

Martin Davis martin at
Fri Jun 9 14:42:28 EDT 2000

At 04:54 PM 6/5/00 -0400, Fred Richman wrote:

>Mathematicians don't find anything problematic.

This of course is untrue. Mathematicians have found problematical lots of 
things: abandoning commutativity, non-Euclidean geometry, infinitesimals, 
completed infinities, non-constructive proofs, undefinable sets, large 
cardinals. Not a complete list.


                           Martin Davis
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                      Professor Emeritus, NYU
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