[FOM] Mathematical explanation

Neil Tennant neilt at mercutio.cohums.ohio-state.edu
Tue Oct 25 17:32:03 EDT 2005

On Tue, 25 Oct 2005, Hendrik Boom wrote:

> If all mathematics were necessary, would we be having debates instead of
> proofs about the law of the excluded middle, the continuum hypothesis,
> large-cardinal axioms, or Quine's New Foundations, for that matter?

Since when did necessity entail either obviousness or uncontroverisal

Neil Tennant

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