To Settle Infinity Dispute

Mathematics has a reputation for objectivity. But without real-world infinite objects upon which to base abstractions, mathematical truth becomes, to some extent, a matter of opinion. The choice between “V = ultimate L” and “Martin’s maximum” is perhaps less of a true-false problem and more like asking which is lovelier, an English garden or a forest?

Read the “To Settle Infinity Dispute, a New Law of Logic“, by Natalie Wolchover.


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