27 ideas
10702 | Set theory's three roles: taming the infinite, subject-matter of mathematics, and modes of reasoning [Potter] |
10713 | Usually the only reason given for accepting the empty set is convenience [Potter] |
13044 | Infinity: There is at least one limit level [Potter] |
10708 | Nowadays we derive our conception of collections from the dependence between them [Potter] |
13546 | The 'limitation of size' principles say whether properties collectivise depends on the number of objects [Potter] |
10707 | Mereology elides the distinction between the cards in a pack and the suits [Potter] |
10704 | We can formalize second-order formation rules, but not inference rules [Potter] |
10703 | Supposing axioms (rather than accepting them) give truths, but they are conditional [Potter] |
10712 | If set theory didn't found mathematics, it is still needed to count infinite sets [Potter] |
17882 | It is remarkable that all natural number arithmetic derives from just the Peano Axioms [Potter] |
13043 | A relation is a set consisting entirely of ordered pairs [Potter] |
13042 | If dependence is well-founded, with no infinite backward chains, this implies substances [Potter] |
13041 | Collections have fixed members, but fusions can be carved in innumerable ways [Potter] |
10709 | Priority is a modality, arising from collections and members [Potter] |
21912 | Fichte, Schelling and Hegel rejected transcendental idealism [Lewis,PB] |
21911 | Fichte, Hegel and Schelling developed versions of Absolute Idealism [Lewis,PB] |
20429 | Most of us are too close to our own motives to understand them [Fry] |
20424 | Imaginative life requires no action, so new kinds of perception and values emerge in art [Fry] |
20427 | Everyone reveals an aesthetic attitude, looking at something which only exists to be seen [Fry] |
20433 | 'Beauty' can either mean sensuous charm, or the aesthetic approval of art (which may be ugly) [Fry] |
20430 | In life we neglect 'cosmic emotion', but it matters, and art brings it to the fore [Fry] |
20431 | Art needs a mixture of order and variety in its sensations [Fry] |
20423 | If graphic arts only aim at imitation, their works are only trivial ingenious toys [Fry] |
20428 | Popular opinion favours realism, yet most people never look closely at anything! [Fry] |
20432 | When viewing art, rather than flowers, we are aware of purpose, and sympathy with its creator [Fry] |
20425 | In the cinema the emotions are weaker, but much clearer than in ordinary life [Fry] |
20426 | For pure moralists art must promote right action, and not just be harmless [Fry] |