FOM: use and mention, objective, astronomical calculations, etc.
rhersh at math.unm.edu
Sun Mar 22 23:29:09 EST 1998
On Sun, 22 Mar 1998, Martin Davis wrote:
> At 01:27 PM 3/21/98 -0700, Reuben Hersh wrote:
> > It's
> >"obvious," as Martin Davis informed me, that mathematics is a social
> >activity. But that's not the real mathematics that one provides
> >foundations for. We should use subscripts or quote marks to keep
> >them straight.
> Dear Reuben,
> I never said anything remotely like that. It would help if you would quote.
It just clicked. You took my posting to attribute to you the
whole paragraph you quote! Of course, I was quoting only the first
sentence, which you may remember writing to me. The next two
sentences are of course my own, I never thought anyone would
take them as yours. But I must accept responsibility for the
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