FOM: The meaning of truth

V. Sazonov V.Sazonov at
Wed Nov 8 10:49:01 EST 2000

Some late reaction. 

Charles Silver wrote:

>         I would like to ask professors Kanovei and Sazonov whether
> either one of them would accept the statement "Goldbach's Conjecture
> is true (even though not proven)" as a kind of *prediction*.   

In principle (without going into details), Yes. But in this case 
it is not mathematics. Cf. my another today's posting where I 
recall the distinguishing (after Hilbert) between Geometry-as-Physics 
and Geometry-as-Mathematics. 

Vladimir Sazonov

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