FOM: Remark on characterization of FOM
Moshe' Machover
moshe.machover at kcl.ac.uk
Fri Jan 16 05:12:26 EST 1998
Robert Tregesser writes:
> Thanks for the clarification --
> that FOM is the reflective branch of mathematics,
> that the approach is mathematical. .
> So if the answers to Feferman's questions had a
> mathematical content/presentation, they'd be
> fom rather than phom?
Yes, of course. In fact, although *some* postings to this fom-list belong,
wholly or in part, to FOM, the bulk consist mainly of philosophical and
methodological discussion *about* FOM, and therefore belong to PhOM.
The present posting--being a discussion of PhOM and of the distinction
between it and FOM--belongs to *general* philosophy.
So does the previous sentence, because (as is well known) 'what is a
philosophical question?' is a philosophical question.
And so on.
Moshe'
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