[FOM] Certainty in mathematical proofs

Alex Blum blumal at mail.biu.ac.il
Mon Oct 22 04:19:34 EDT 2007

Arnon  wrote: 

>If pushed with determination, than there will
>be no escape from the claim that certainty is
>at the end a personal matter, and that one 
>can never be certain about what is certain.
>If we leave the issue at that, then there is no
>point in discussing FOM. The only choice would
>be: everyone for himself/herself, and that's it.
Why are you bothered with certainty?  It seems to me that the primary 
focus should be on truth and
that the avoidance of dealing with this difficult question leaves no 
recourse but to open the door to subjective criteria.
Alex Blum



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