[FOM] To Vladimir Sazonov and others doubting the unambiguity of N

Karlis Podnieks Karlis.Podnieks at mii.lu.lv
Mon Jun 16 02:27:02 EDT 2003

A message from "others" follows.

Where could this "unambiguity" of N be coming from?

1) From model-theoretic considerations? No, because any model theory is a
branch of (a weaker or stronger) set theory. Are set theories (which of
them?) more "unambiguous" than N?

2) From human practice? No, because, when confronted with the human

"...the natural number system contains not only some information about real
things..., it also contains many elements of fantasy. Why do you think that
such a fantastic "world" (a kind of Disneyland) should be completely
perfect?" (www.ltn.lv/~podnieks/gt1.html).

Could you imagine a source other than 1 and 2?

Best wishes,
Karlis.Podnieks at mii.lu.lv
Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Latvia

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