Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Advantages of a Sound Classical Education

Consider this moving testimonial:

We entertain no doubts as to whether Julius Caesar is a natural number or not.
-- Michael Dummett, “The Philosophical Significance of Gödel’s Theorem” (1963); repr. in , Truth and other enigmas (1978), p. 193

How many Americans can say the same?

… Although … a disturbing possibility just now occurred to me.
Professor Dummett professes to entertain no doubts:  which is good, for the digestion.  But he does not reveal which side of the question he comes down on…

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